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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)


29/04/2019New key step in bid to tackle Central Asia’s harmful uranium legacyEBRD
15/02/2019Deputy Director General of ROSATOM Nikolai Spasskiy held negotiations in the Kyrgyz RepublicRosatom
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
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This web site was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

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UN General Assembly approved Resoution 73/238 on The role of the international community in the prevention of the radiation threat in Central Asia (20 December 2018)



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