MP: Kazakhstan unlikely to take back radioactive coal from Kyrgyzstan
It is likely Kazakhstan will not take back the radioactive coal, Jogorku Kenesh committee member and interdepartmental commission member Kozhobek Ryspaev told KirTAG on Thursday.
"There is no point in returning solid fuel to the field in case of non-compliance with the required quality in the contract between Kyrgyzstan and Kulan TB Company (Kazakhstan)," he said. "This company delivered this coal. Therefore, problems can occur with the return of the radioactive coal to Kazakhstan."
At present, there is the issue of returning this coal to Kazakhstan. "We must discuss this issue and develop a mechanism for its delivery. But we must not use this coal." he said.
"I intend to raise the issue of returning coal in the Kazakh parliament as we must resolve this issue at the state level".
He said that if the Kazakh side refuses to take theload, Kyrgyzstan must bury the entire amount on its own soil.
It should be noted that Ata-Meken faction member Raykan Tologonov said at a meeting on October 26 that the coal brought from Kazakhstan to the thermal power station in Bishkek was radioactive.
Kazakhstan's coal which was brought to the Bishkek thermal power station amounted to 80,000 tons in Kyrgyzstan. Later about 25 rail trucks with radioactive coal from Kazakhstan were found at the railway customs Severnay sidings, located in the town of Kara-Balta, Chui. Overall, about 8576 tons of coal from the Kulan fields was delivered to Kyrgyzstan.
It should be noted that the interdepartmental committee, including Jogorku Kenesh, concluded that the radiation coal from Kulan field (Kazakhstan) exceeds the norm by eight to 10 times.