Emergency Situations Ministry: Kyrgyzstan sends 10 wagons with radioactive coal to Kazakhstan
Ten wagons with radioactive coal are sent from Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan, KyrTag reports with reference to the Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Ministry on Tuesday.
"On Feb.13, 10 freight cars with coal totaling 675.3 tons were sent to Kazakhstan through the Lugovoe railway station," the report says.
As the ministry said, at present, another five wagons are loaded with radioactive coal weighing 325.1 tons, which are expected to be sent to Kazakhstan.
It should be recalled that the excess of radioactive background was detected in a batch of coal supplied by the Kazakh company "Kulan TB" in the amount of more than 8,000 tons.
Also small parties of coal of the same origin were found, which were supplied to social enterprise Chui. A criminal case has been filed.