Kazakh coal delivered to Kyrgyzstan, does not meet contract terms
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 9 / Trend /
The Kazakh coal delivered in Kyrgyzstan from the Kulan field does not meet the terms of its contract, JSC Electric Power Plants Director General Aman Tentiyev said at a news conference on Wednesday.
"The customs clearance of coal delivered in Kyrgyzstan from the Kulan field was not performed over the month with reference to the issue of radioactivity. Therefore it was found that coal does not meet the terms of the contract," Mr. Tentiyev was quoted as saying by KirTAG.
He said tests on radioactivity of the coal are underway and if the radioactivity is confirmed, then the entire load will be returned to suppliers in Kazakhstan.
"Shipping will be provided by the Kazakh supplier company Kulan TB," he said. The company has been delivering coal to Kyrgyzstan for the past six years.
Speaking at a meeting of the Ata-Meken faction on Oct.26, MP Raykan Tologon said that coal imported from Kazakhstan for thermal power station in Bishkek was radioactive. "The levels of radioactivity of Kazakh coal from the Kulan field, exceeds the norm by as much as 12 times," he said.
Earlier it was reported that 80,000 tons of radioactive coal is likely to be delivered to the Bishkek TPP. Later, a further 25 trucks of radioactive coal from Kazakhstan were seen at the railway customs North, located in the town of Kara-Balta in the Chui region.
The inter-ministerial commission is currently conducting another third testing on coal imported from Kazakhstan. According to JSC Electric stations, the results of the previous two studies showed radiation levels within the normal range.
According to unofficial information, Kazakhstan imposed a restriction on the development of coal deposits in Kulan due to elevated levels of radiation.