Min-Kush

Min-Kush

 

an urban-type settlement in Dzhumgal’skii Raion, Naryn Oblast, Kirghiz SSR. Located in the Dzhumgal’ valley, 230 km southwest of the railroad station at Rybach’e, with which it is linked by highway. Population 6,200 (1970). The Orgtekhnika Instrument-making Plant operates in Min-Kush.

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The EurAsEC Interstate Council decided to approve the "Reclamation of EurAsEC territories, affected by uranium mining industries" interstate target program, which provides for reclamation of Min-Kush and Kadji-Say tailing dumps that will significantly reduce the risk of uranium tailings damage to the environment.
Thus, avalanche danger persists on Bishkek - Osh (121-137 km, 198-265 km); Talas - Bishkek (198-210 km); Myrzake - Karakulja - Alaikuu (45-90 km, 145-150 km); Ala-Buka - Kanysh-Kiya (62-100 km); Karakol - Engilchek (45-90 km); Kazarman - Aktalchat (67-94 km); and Min-Kush - Aral (1-19 km) roads.
Avalanches particularly may cover some segments of Bishkek - Osh (121-137 km, 198-265 km); Myrzake - Karakulja - Alaikuu (45-90 km, 145-150 km); Ala-Buka - Kanysh-Kiya (62-100 km); Karakol - Engilchek (45-90 km); Kazarman - Aktalchat (67-94 km); and Min-Kush - Aral (1-19 km) roads.
The projects will also support technical reclamation of the Min-Kush and Kazhi-Sai tailings by Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.
Minister of Emergency Situations Kubatbek Boronov has presented the draft law ratifying the agreement with Russia envisaging allocation of 500 million Russian rubles for reclamation of the uranium tailings in Min-Kush and Kazhi-Sai villages.
The EurAsEC Interstate Council approved in April 2012 a target program on territory reclamation of EurAsEC member states, affected by uranium mining industries, which provides for reclamation of tailings dumps in Min-Kush and Kadji-Sai for 2013-2018 for 500 million Russian rubles (about $14 mln).
Surveillance cameras will be installed at Kara-Keche and Min-Kush coal mines in Naryn region.
The Kyrgyz government will resettle 124 families from radiation-affected Min-Kush village of Naryn region following the landslide in spring 2013.
Part of the funds will be used for management and remediation of the uranium legacy site of Min-Kush.
These sites are in Mailuu-Suu, Min-Kush, Kaji-Sai, Shekvatar and other settlements.
Besides, the State National Security Committee suspects Azim Sultankulov, 25, native of Min-Kush village, Jumgal rayon, Naryn oblast, of being accomplice to these grave crimes:The State National Security Committee says the suspected are armed and very dangerous.
People extract metals and stones from the uranium tailings in Min-Kush.