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In Kropyvnyts'ke launched a three-day seminar in the framework of the expert mission of the IAEA

Mining industry / Ukraine

a Separate issue is the closure of a uranium mine in the village of Smolino, Kirovograd region because of the financial problems of SE "Eastern mining and processing plant". The mine employs about a thousand people.

In Kropyvnyts'ke launched a three-day seminar in the framework of the expert mission of the IAEA

In the framework of the Expert mission of the IAEA from the third to the fifth day of December in Kropiwnicki held a seminar on the IAEA project UKR9037 "Development strategy of decommissioning and environmental remediation of former sites of extraction and production of uranium."

the Aim of the seminar development issues develop a communication strategy interact with stakeholders in the decommissioning of uranium facilities.

for three days the seminar participants will familiarize with the experience of the canadian and German colleagues to restore the environment at the sites of processing of uranium stakeholder engagement to environmental remediation at the sites of uranium legacy sites in Central Asia.

Participants will process with the representatives of IAEA plans for the withdrawal of the Smolinskaya mine decommissioning and environmental restoration, will consider the possibility of financial support of activities, reclamation, long-term maintenance and supervision of the object.

Smolinskaya mine is located in the village Smolino Kirovograd region. Mine works off Vatutinsky uranium Deposit. Founded in April 1972. Ore deposits are practiced at depths from 70 to 640 meters. Production capacity is 450 thousand tonnes of ore per year.

head of the regional Council Alexander Chernoivanenko noted that in time razrobotki strategies need to be considered rabochego capacity and infrastructure of the Smolinskaya mine.

"From the activities of the mine depends on the existence of the village, so we think about the future employment of the miners," said Chernoivanenko.

Earlier in November, the General Director of state enterprise "VostGOK" Alexander Sorokin said that at the end of December Smolinski mine is operating at full capacity.

"We plan to construct and develop the Aprelevka Deposit, which is located next to Smolin. Sure, the team Smolinskaya mine will take a direct part in this. We are also creating new jobs", said recently the Director General of GP "VostGOK".

a Few weeks ago the miners in Smolino came out to protest. Demanded to stop the operation of the mine. They say they sent on forced leave. Was afraid that the work will not return. And as it turned out were right.

Representatives of the IAEA Mr Christian Kunz (Germany) and Mr. Yang Lodgeit (Canada) will be visiting the region for 3 days.

one day will be devoted to communication strategies and technologies of interaction with the public in the implementation of the arrangements for the withdrawal of uranium legacy sites of operation and further work on the restoration of the environment.

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