Kazakhstan denies delivery of radioactive coal to Kyrgyzstan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 10 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakh Ministry of Environmental Protection of Kazakhstan denies the delivery of radioactive coal to Kyrgyzstan, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
"Together with the Ministry of Health, we are ready to determine Kazakhstan's position. Coal testing realized in some sites and warehouses did not confirm the high level of coal radioactivity, declared by Kyrgyzstan," the executive secretary of the Minister, Anatoly Zernovoi, said on Friday.
According to Zernovoi, Kazakh side is clearing up this issue and is ready to work jointly with Kyrgyzstan on this issue.
The Chairman of Kazakh Anti-Corruption Council Oralbay Abdykarimov, in turn, proposed to create a joint Kazakh-Kyrgyz commission for coal incident investigation.
Kazakhstan supplied 8,576 tons of coal from Kulan field to Kyrgyzstan in September. Later, Kyrgyz party estimated the radiation background of the Kulan field at 8-10 times more than the norm.