Training on radiation safety in the Shekafar village, Chatkal district

On October 11, 2017, with the financial support of the OSCE Program Office in Bishkek and Aarhus Center in Osh, a training was organized on radiation safety for the public in the village of Shekaftar in Jalal-Abad region within the framework of the project “Involvement of stakeholders in solving problems related to uranium waste in Central Asia”.

23 people from Shekaftar village participated in the training. The training was opened by the Director of the Aarhus Center in Osh city K. Isabayev. He gave detailed information about the Aarhus Center, the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the Kyrgyz Republic, the ongoing projects of the Aarhus Center in the framework of the project “Involvement of stakeholders in solving problems related to uranium waste in Central Asia”, the important role of participants in disseminating information among residents village.

The training was conducted by the researcher of the Institute of Medical Problems, Zh. Madykova. In the sessions of the training she revealed the topics of radiation background, about its norms, the impact of uranium waste on the environment, the principles of safe handling of radioactive waste, sanitary norms and rules in uranium production facilities, the effect of radiation on the human body, the recommendations of the Institute of Medical Problems for Health, radiation protection systems and the legislative base of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of radiation safety.

Employees of the Aarhus Center T. Zhumabekov and B. Botobekov acquainted the participants of the training with the uranium heritage sites in Shekaftar, Min-Kush and Mailuu-Suu villages and told about public participation on radiation safety issues. Informed participants about the completed study and Environmental Impact Assessment of remediation works in the villages of Shekafar and Min-Kush.

At the end of the training there were various questions from the participants and K.Isabaev and Zh. Madykova answered them.

Public Relations Specialist

Aarhus Center in Osh T. Zhumabekov

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