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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 videos about challenges of uranium legacy sites in Central Asia

Environmental remediation in Central Asia – towards the global goals

Addressing uranium legacy in Central Asia


Source: European Commission (EC) 


Source: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Uranium mining and production in Kyrgyzstan


Source: State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (SAEPF)


Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

04/05/2020Uranium legacy remediation fund progresses in Tajikistan and Kyrgyz RepublicEBRDEnglish
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
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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.

 Upcoming Events

Webinar: Development and implementation of programmes for environmental monitoring and aftercare at complex remediation sites

10 November 2020 via Cisco WebEx
English // Русский 

Virtual CGULS Annual Meeting 

23-27 November 2020 via Cisco WebEx
English // Русский 

 Strategic Master Plan









 UNGA Resolutions

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)




 Partnering Organizations