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Mongolia gets EU aid for improving uranium mining safety

07-04-2011 16:46 BJT

ULAN BATOR, July 4 (Xinhua) -- The EuropeAid development and cooperation department of the European Commission has provided Mongolia with 2.5 million euros in aid for a three-year project related to uranium exploitation in Central Asia, local media reported on Monday.

The project involves the monitoring of radioactive substances and chemical pollution of water, the training of specialists on radioactive protection, environmental recovery, and the improvement of technologies to determine emissions of alpha, beta and gamma rays.

The project will also establish a database on exploited uranium in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are also among the countries that will implement the project together with Mongolia.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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