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Hazardous industrial waste in Kadamjai

The Kadamjai antimony plant in southern Kyrgyzstan stands close to the Uzbek border and the town of the same name. The plant annually consumes 20 000 tones of ore. Ore waste dumps are exposed to erosion by rain and wind – resulting in contamination of soil and water resources by pollutants.

Year: 2006

From collection: Environment and Security: Central Asia - Ferghana/Osh/Khujand Area

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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