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Radioactive waste in Taboshar

The Taboshar uranium mining site stands on the southern edge of the Kuramin Mountains close the Uzbek - Tajik border. The site consists of a non - rehabilitated open mine, dismantled production buildings, and three tailing sites storing 10 m tones of low grade processed uranium ore. The town of Taboshar with its 12000 inhabitants is only a few kilometers away.

Year: 2006

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

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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