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Uranium mines of Ukraine will resume mining on January 12 - administration of SE "VostGOK"

Mining industry / Ukraine

5,000 employees of the SE "VostGOK", which is engaged in the extraction of uranium ore, received not only payments with salary debts, but also the opportunity to return to their jobs.

Uranium mines of Ukraine will resume mining on January 12 - administration of SE "VostGOK"

All three mines of the state enterprise "VostGOK" on Tuesday January 12 return to work after more than a month of forced downtime. The resumption of the work of the enterprise's divisions, the way out of the idle mode and the material and technical support of production were discussed today at the conference call, which was chaired by V. Pukhalskiy, chief engineer of SE "VostGOK".

The heads of the mines informed about the preparatory work to exit the idle time on January 12. V.Pukhalskiy focused the attention of managers on compliance with safety rules and regulations when starting production in accordance with clause 29 of the Safety Rules for the development of ore and nonmetallic useful mines by underground method.

The company also promises to provide materials and restore the work of the uranium hydrometallurgical plant by the end of the week.

Recall that on December 7, the uranium mines of the SE "VostGOK" were removed to idle due to lack of funding for the purchase of the necessary materials. The miners, to whom the enterprise, among other things, owed wages, organized several protests, during which the highways of national importance were blocked.

The State Enterprise "Vostochny Mining and Processing Plant" (SE "VostGOK") was established in 1951 and remains the only enterprise in Ukraine that ensures the extraction of natural uranium and the production of its oxide concentrate. Vostochny Ore Mining and Processing Plant is one of 28 uranium mining centers in the world, among which it is in the top ten, and is also the largest in Europe.

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