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Kyrgyzstan’s uranium mining resumption sparks fears of environmental disaster

Environmental activists in Kyrgyzstan are raising alarms over the potential for a disaster following the parliament’s decision to lift a five-year ban on uranium...

Kyrgyzstan’s uranium mining debate: Weighing economic benefits against environmental concerns

Kyrgyzstan is contemplating lifting the moratorium on uranium and thorium mining, imposed in 2019 following the Kyzyl-Ompol field scandal. The Ministry of Natural Resources,...

Underground gold mining at Kumtor can provide hundreds of millions of additional dollars to the Kyrgyzstan’s budget

The Kumtor deposit is one of the ten largest gold deposits in the world. The mine is located in the Issyk-Kol region in the...

Since Kyrgyzstan seized the gold mine last year, it has been the source of constant scandal

“It’s a secret” is becoming a catchphrase to describe how Kyrgyzstan is currently being administered, especially as concerns the giant gold mine that authorities...

Centerra and Kyrgyzstan Reach Agreement to Split

If implemented, the agreement would see the Canadian mining firm exit Kyrgyzstan after a tumultuous 20 years and Bishkek assume responsibility for the mine. On...

Mercury mining makes a comeback in Kyrgyzstan

Mercury, used in gold mining and electronics, poses serious health risks. Despite international pressure to ban its trade, Kyrgyzstan is ramping up production. Just north...

Centerra Gold Inc. is claiming a Kyrgyz open-pit mine it once ran has flooded and poses safety and environmental risks

Centerra Gold Inc. is claiming a Kyrgyz open-pit mine it once ran has flooded and poses safety and environmental risks, although the government-appointed administrator...

Kyrgyzstan to nationalize gold mine Kumtor

In May, it became clear that dark clouds had gathered over Centerra Gold Inc, a Canadian-registered company operating the high-altitude mine, 26 percent of...

The power of Kyrgyz Kumtor gold mine

Kumtor has a long and twisted history. Exploration first started in 1978, but the Soviet state did not have the resources to bring it...
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