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Uranium Giant Cameco Can’t Catch a Break via The Wall Street Journal

Jitters over a nuclear accident in Russia are the latest in a cascade of negative sentiment By Spencer Jakab Monday wasn’t a good day to be in the nuclear fuel business, but then the past eight years hardly have been a … Continue reading

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The nuclear sins of the Soviet Union live on in Kazakhstan via Nature

Decades after weapons testing stopped, researchers are still struggling to decipher the health impacts of radiation exposure around Semipalatinsk. […] Other traces of the past are harder to see. Folded into the city’s history — into the very DNA of … Continue reading

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Has Kazakhstan forgotten about its Polygon test survivors via PRI’s The World

December 19, 2018 · 2:30 PM EST By Wudan Yan On a bright, bitterly cold day in early November, Aigul Suleimenova went home during her lunch break to check up on her daughter, Assee, who has a condition that weakens her … Continue reading

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“The Last Victim” via Beyond Nuclear International

Karipbek Kuyukov of Kazakhstan dedicates his life to ensuring that no one will ever again be afflicted by atomic bomb tests By Linda Pentz Gunter Karipbek Kuyukov, who will receive the 2018 Nuclear-Free Future Award for Education in October, likes … Continue reading

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Radiation Cloud Over Europe, Not ‘Harmless’ to Those near Unknown Source, Nuclear Expert Says via EnviroNews

An airborne plume of radioactive ruthenium 106 from a nuclear accident was detected “in the atmosphere of the majority of European countries,” from late September through mid-October, according to France’s Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute (IRSN) — but the source is still … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan’s quixotic quest to ban the Bomb via Daily Maverick

Kazakhstan has emerged as the unlikely leader of the global campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons. With a tragic nuclear history, and a president eager to make a name for himself on the international stage, this makes more sense than you … Continue reading

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Concert of Traditional Kazakh Songs Honours 25th Anniversary of Closure Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site via The Astana Times

ASTANA – A concert to mark the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site was held April 14 in the capital at the National University of Arts. The concert featured Kazakh traditional tunes played on musical … Continue reading

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IAEA and Kazakhstan agree to create nuclear fuel bank via World Nuclear News

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan today signed an agreement to set up a low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel ‘bank’ in Oskemen, Kazakhstan. Operated by Kazakhstan and expected to start operations in 2017, the IAEA LEU Bank will be … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: encouraging civilian nuclear energy, with security in mind via beyond brics

The agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme shows what can be achieved through commitment and patient negotiation. Kazakhstan was proud to have contributed to the historic agreement by hosting two rounds of talks between Iran and the P5+1 negotiators in 2013. … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan to Host International Uranium Fuel Bank via The New York Times

VIENNA — An international uranium fuel bank will open in Kazakhstan in two years, partly funded by U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett, after the board of the U.N. nuclear agency approved a hosting agreement on Thursday with the Central Asian country. … Continue reading

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