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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: European Commission

 Marked by the Sign of an Atom


Source: State Agency for Environment Protection and Forestry, Kyrgyzstan

 Uranium Mining and Production in Kyrgyzstan


Source: UNDP

13/11/2019EBRD calls for funding to progress Central Asian legacy clean-upWorld Nuclear AssociationEnglish
28/10/2019People and Planet: Central Asia calls for International Solidarity ECEngllish
29/04/2019New key step in bid to tackle Central Asia’s harmful uranium legacyEBRDEnglish
15/02/2019Deputy Director General of ROSATOM Nikolai Spasskiy held negotiations in the Kyrgyz RepublicRosatomEnglish
13/12/2018Strengthening OSCE-EU co-operation discussed at first annual high-level meeting held in BrusselsOSCEEnglish
09/11/2018International community pledges new funds for uranium mining fundEBRDEnglish
27/09/2018Rallying support for Central Asia to address uranium mining legacyEBRDEnglish
20/09/20182030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focus of OSCE-organized Aarhus Centres meeting in Issyk-Kul, KyrgyzstanOSCEEnglish
28/05/2018Environmental remediation of Uranium Mining Legacy Sites in Central Asia. Urgent appeal made for financial support ECEnglish
25/05/2018New Strategic Master Plan to Coordinate Remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites in Central AsiaIAEAEnglish
07/12/2017В Бишкеке открылся филиал «Центральная Азия» ФГУП «РосРАО»RosRAORussian
30/10/2017ФГУП «РосРАО» приступает к рекультивации хвостохранилищ в Республике КыргызстанRosRAORussian
25/09/2017Strategic plan for uranium remediation in Central AsiaWNA
22/09/2017People and Planet: Environmental Remediation in Central Asia - Call made for urgent action EC
21/09/2017IAEA and Partners Agree on Strategic Master Plan for Remediating Uranium Legacy Sites in Central AsiaIAEAEnglish/ Russian
21/09/2017“People and Planet”: Uranium mining legacy threatens Central AsiaEBRD
19/09/2017EU supported plan for Environmental Remediation in Central Asia signed EC
19/09/2017Plan to clean up Central Asia uranium mining legacy signedEBRD
18/09/2017IAEA and ROSATOM signed Practical Arrangements Rosatom
28/08/2017Russia continues remediation of uranium sites in KyrgyzstanNuclear Engineering International
22/08/2017ФГУП «РосРАО» рекультивирует хвостохранилища уранодобывающих производств в КыргызстанеRosRAORussian
21/08/2017Росатом рекультивирует хвостохранилища уранодобывающих производств в Республике КыргызстанFCNRS (Rosatom)
18/08/2017Kyrgyzstan ratifies remediation agreementWNA
30/06/2017Представители Росатома приняли участие в совещании Координационной группы МАГАТЭ (CGULS) в Алматы (Казахстан)Rosatom
01/05/2017Uranium in UzbekistanWNA
05/04/2017Joint EBRD/EU delegation visits Tajikistan to discuss remediation of uranium legacyEBRD
01/04/2017Uranium in KyrgyzstanWNA
31/03/2017Stakeholder Engagement for Uranium Legacy Remediation in Central AsiaUNDP
31/03/2017Joint EBRD/EU delegation visits Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan EBRD
24/03/2017Preparing for Remediation of Uranium Legacy Sites in TajikistanIAEA
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UN General Assembly approved Resolution 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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