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11/28/2011 TABOSHAR RESIDENTS FENCE TAILING DUMP

TABOSHAR RESIDENTS FENCE TAILING DUMP Urgently Kryso Resources to begin development of Pakrut deposit in 2012 Tajik FM leave for Bonn to attend international conference on Afghanistan 28/11/2011 11:25 Bakhtiyor Valiyev KHUJAND, November 28, 2011, Asia-Plus — Residents of the northern city of Taboshar have begun to fence the nearby tailing dump. The Taboshar residents began to fence the so-called “acid lake” and to clear the Sarimsakli River on November 25. The fence is expected to be finished within the next few weeks.

Ishoqjon Zokirov, the head of the NGO Amaliyot baroi Hayot (Action fro Life), they have changed the course of the Sarimsakli River after the radiation level in the river was measured at more than 140 microroentgen per hour that exceeds the acceptable norm. All the works are carried out under support of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan and the Committee for Emergency Situations (CES)’s office in Sughd province.

The works are carried out in a form of “hasher” (Central Asia’s tradition of voluntary work to benefit the community), Zokirov said. A roundtable entitled “Water Sanitary in the Aspect of Radiation Threat in Taboshar” was held on November 25 as well. Organized by the Taboshar mayor’s office, the Sughd emergency management agency and local environmental protection NGOs under financial support of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan and the Act Central Asia, the meeting discussed issues related to water sanitary and radiation safety awareness. The meeting participants also exchanged views on improving safety of water sources in Taboshar.

Tajikistan News: The inhabitants of a settlement Табошар, in north of Tadjikistan, the former workers uranium for the needs of the Soviet nuclear industry, and went on khashar (voluntary workers) digging holes for fence around the future pillars of the so-called “acid lake, said,” Asia Plus “.” According to the organizers of the work day, in the coming weeks fence will be built.

As chairman of the NGO “Amaliet baro hayot” Isokdzhon Zakirov, the river channel, which flows near the tailings dam, changed after the measurement was made by the background radiation areas. He has made over 140 micro-roentgen per hour, which exceeds the permitted limit. This was done in order to prevent soil erosion, which covers the tailings, including radionuclides, because the local population uses the water source for various purposes, and livestock drinking water from it.

Taboshar with a population of about 12,000 residents located just a few kilometers from the inactive Tabosharskogo uranium deposit, which is a huge area of 400 ha occupied by the near-surface waste storage plant, off-balance sheet production waste pits and storage of waste Factories low-grade ores. In the vicinity of the town is more than 10 million tons of radioactive waste. According to the Director of the Agency for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of RT Ulmas Mirsaidov, due to the proximity of tailings to a residential area of prime concern for human health are radioactive radiation, inhalation of radon and its decay products, radioactive dust particles from entering the body is dissolved radioactive and toxic substances through food and water.

Meanwhile, according to the highest category physician, therapist Muhabbat Kamilova, such works should engage specialists, not ordinary people, “and if so the people in despair, went to work day, then they should have been equipped with special protective suits, dosimeters, special products to remove radiation from the body, as was necessary to conduct explanatory work on security measures. “A dig pit ordinary people specially prohibited, since it is underground and concealed uranium waste,” – said the doctor. According to her, about 70% of the total population of the city suffer Taboshar epidemic goiter, increasing infant mortality, congenital malformations and miscarriages.

In late December last year to study the uranium mine in Tajikistan profit professionals from Japan and China. According to the foreigners, if not taken drastic measures to reduce radiation levels, the Over the next 3 years there will need evacuation of all residents of settlements within a radius of 50 kilometers, because the waste will remain hazardous to humans for many hundreds of years. ”

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