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Polluted lands. Photo courtesy of <a href="http://lada.kz" target="_blank">Lada.kz</a>
600 hectares covered with oil wastes in Mangistau oblast

2.2 million tons of oil wastes are spread over 600 hectares of land of Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan.

600 hectares covered with oil wastes in Mangistau oblast
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Villagers in West Kazakhstan oppose construction of oil wastes storage

Residents of Gorbunovo village in West-Kazakhstan oblast have stood against construction of a dumping site for storage and processing of drill cuttings near their village.

Villagers in West Kazakhstan oppose construction of oil wastes storage
Troitsk regional power station. Photo courtesy of www.ogk2.ru
Kazakhstan allows import of 12 million tons of bottom ash wastes from Russia

Kazakhstan government allowed Russia’s Troitsk regional power station to export over 12 million tons of bottom ash wastes for dumping in Kostanay oblast.

Kazakhstan allows import of 12 million tons of bottom ash wastes from Russia
A bird that bumped into a plane. Photo by Air Astana©
Garbage dump near Almaty airport endangers air traffic

Kazakhstan Vice-PM has instructed Akim of Almaty oblast to move the household wastes dumping site away from Almaty airport within one week.

Garbage dump near Almaty airport endangers air traffic
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Kazakhstan company suggests solution for wastes disposal

Lemonadoff company started accepting empty plastic bottles used for their drinks at 10 tenge ($0.07) per bottle.

Kazakhstan company suggests solution for wastes disposal
Pavlodar oil refinery. ©RIA Novosti
One ton of industrial wastes per resident in Pavlodar oblast

Last year pollutant discharge from the regional industrial companies in Pavlodar oblast of Kazakhstan made 675 thousand tons.

One ton of industrial wastes per resident in Pavlodar oblast
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Pavlodar plant was storing over 6 tons of radioactive wastes

The hazardous wastes were discovered during a routine check by Pavlodar oblast state sanitary control department at the territory of Casting JSC.

Pavlodar plant was storing over 6 tons of radioactive wastes
Waste-processing plant. ©RIA Novosti
Aktau to produce energy from wastes

EBRD issued a loan for construction of a new plant for processing of household wastes and energy production in Aktau, western Kazakhstan.

Aktau to produce energy from wastes
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Waste-processing plant launched in Astana

A facility for sorting and processing of domestic wastes has been launched in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan.

Waste-processing plant launched in Astana
Trash from Everest recycled into sculpture
Trash from Everest recycled into sculpture

Discarded oxygen cylinders, ropes, tents, beer cans and even the remains of a helicopter have been turned into sculpture to highlight waste littering the slopes of Mount Everest.

Trash from Everest recycled into sculpture
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41 waste-processing plants to be constructed in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Environmental Protection Minister talked about development of the green economy in Kazakhstan.

41 waste-processing plants to be constructed in Kazakhstan
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Waste recycling facility to be launched in Astana in July

Only 5% of all waste produced in Kazakhstan is recycled, with the other waste being kept at dumps.

Waste recycling facility to be launched in Astana in July
Containers for wastes separation. vesti.kz stock photo
Almaty started recycling garbage

Almaty domestic wastes are used for production of utensils, construction materials, elements of playgrounds and packing materials.

Almaty started recycling garbage
Sekissovka village. Photo courtesy of panoramio.com
Waste dumping into East Kazakhstan stopped

A border dam was installed at the river for collection of industrial wastes.

Waste dumping into East Kazakhstan stopped
Water samples analyses in laboratory. ©RIA Novosti
Ecologists to estimate pollution of East Kazakhstan rivers with cyanides within 10 days

Analyses of samples from the Sekissovka and Uba rivers and calculations of the volume of dumped wastes will be completed within 10 days.

Ecologists to estimate pollution of East Kazakhstan rivers with cyanides within 10 days
©RIA Novosti
Cyanides in river pose threat for citizens of East Kazakhstan

Cyanides in the Sekissovka River in East Kazakhstan could be deadly for local fauna and residents: Yeleussizov.

Cyanides in river pose threat for citizens of East Kazakhstan
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National Security Committee asked to prevent disposal of arsenic-containing waste at Zyryanovsk

Members of the public monitoring group on implementation of Kazzinc project on disposal of arsenic-containing waste at Zyryanovsk tailing dump sent a request to the Department of National Security Committee of East Kazakhstan asking to prevent implementation of this project.

National Security Committee asked to prevent disposal of arsenic-containing waste at Zyryanovsk