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Welcome to the IAEA Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites - CGULS

The IAEA's Coordination Group for Uranium Legacy Sites (CGULS) promotes cooperation among Member States with uranium legacy sites and national and international organizations that support work remediate the sites.

Through CGULS, the IAEA supports a network of national and international organizations and institutions concerned with the remediation and the safe management of residues at these uranium legacy sites. Most of the sites are located in Central Asia with some located in other Member States.

CGULS facilitates information exchange, coordination and optimization of resources in work to reduce risks to people and the environment.

The IAEA assists Member States in the development of regulatory frameworks, and in capacity building activities for regulatory bodies and operators of the uranium legacy sites. The CGULS project facilitates the application of IAEA safety standards and international good practices in remediation projects conducted in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.

CGULS comprises the IAEA, the European Commission, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Germany, Norway, France and Belgium as well as other Member States support the Group.

Are you interested to find out more about the CGULS network of professionals and their activities?

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Members' area of the web site is avalible in English and Russian.

 Watch a video about challenges of uranium legacy sites in Central Asia (Source: EC)


13/12/2018Strengthening OSCE-EU co-operation discussed at first annual high-level meeting held in BrusselsOSCE
09/11/2018International community pledges new funds for uranium mining fundEBRD
27/09/2018Rallying support for Central Asia to address uranium mining legacyEBRD
20/09/20182030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focus of OSCE-organized Aarhus Centres meeting in Issyk-Kul, KyrgyzstanOSCE
28/05/2018Environmental remediation of Uranium Mining Legacy Sites in Central Asia. Urgent appeal made for financial support EC
25/05/2018New Strategic Master Plan to Coordinate Remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites in Central AsiaIAEA
22/09/2017People and Planet: Environmental Remediation in Central Asia - Call made for urgent action EC
21/09/2017“People and Planet”: Uranium mining legacy threatens Central AsiaEBRD
21/09/2017IAEA and Partners Agree on Strategic Master Plan for Remediating Uranium Legacy Sites in Central AsiaIAEA
19/09/2017Plan to clean up Central Asia uranium mining legacy signedEBRD
19/09/2017EU supported plan for Environmental Remediation in Central Asia signed EC
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