Promoting a high level of nuclear safety

Promoting a high level of nuclear safety

Today at the international donors' conference on nuclear remediation in London, the European Union has announced additional €10 million, in order to support its partners in Central Asia in dealing with toxic and radioactive waste in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This comes on top of the €16 million, which the EU had already contributed to this end and will be made available later, following the formal decision.
Commission Implementing Decision of 26.7.2018 on the Annual Action Programme 2018 for Nuclear Safety Cooperation to be financed from the general budget of the Union.
A legacy of toxic and radioactive waste from former Soviet uranium mining threatens the environment and population in Central Asia. A solution is now ready
The legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia poses an obstacle to the sustainable development, well-being and prosperity of the region. A focused joint effort by international donors can make a real difference.
  Resolving the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia has become urgent. The countries with the support of the EU call for prompt and further action.
The legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia is an urgent task which requires a speedy and coordinated response by the international community, This message was delivered both by the EU and the EBRD at a special event organised at the side-lines of the 72nd UNGA General Assembly meeting in New York on 20 September 2017. The meeting was chaired by the EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Mr Peter Burian. The initiative on environmental remediation is part of the EU strategy towards Central Asia.
The efforts to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia have taken an important step forward with the signing of a joint commitment on coordinating the efforts to achieve the safe and sustainable environmental remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites (ULS) in Central Asia, in accordance with a Strategic Master Plan (SMP).
On Wednesday 12 July 2017 in Teheran, the European Commission and the Iranian Nuclear Regulatory Authority launched a first cooperation project of 2.5 million euro in the field of nuclear safety.
The EU CBRN Centres of Excellence (CoE) Initiative is a worldwide programme of 56 partner countries, financed under the EU’s Instrument contributing to Stability & Peace (IcSP), which aims at mitigating risks related to CBRN materials and promoting the establishment of a culture of security. The causes of CBRN incidents are either natural (e.g. pandemics), accidental (e.g.
Infograph showing key dates of EU support to nuclear safety since explosion of reactor 4 in 1986

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