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UNEP, UNDP, NATO, OSCE, Environment and Security Initiative, 2005
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Radioactive waste hotspots and transboundary pollution in Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley
The Soviet Union used the Ferghana Valley as one of its
main sources of metal and uranium ore. The area has many
nuclear waste storage sites, abandoned uranium mines
with poorly secured tailing dams and nuclear reactors
that pose a severe security hazard. Tailings are exposed
to wind erosion and easily accessible to grazing animals.