July 13, 2023
The President signed the Law “On the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Safety Zone”
The Head of State signed the laws “On the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Safety Zone” and “On Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of the Semipalatinsk nuclear Safety Zone, ecology and Electric Power Industry”. In accordance with the norms of the law, it is planned to create a Semipalatinsk nuclear safety zone at the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site, the press service of Akorda reports.
In accordance with the provisions of the law, it is planned to create a Semipalatinsk nuclear safety zone at the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
This zone is formed in order to ensure nuclear and radiation safety, as well as the rehabilitation of the territory of the former nuclear test site to create the possibility of a gradual return of its lands to economic circulation.
A specialized zone is planned to be created in polluted areas determined by the results of a comprehensive environmental survey and state environmental expertise.
The Law “On the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Safety Zone” provides for:
1. Creation of a special zone – the “Semipalatinsk Nuclear Safety Zone” on the lands of the former Semipalatinsk test site and adjacent territories subjected to excess radioactive contamination;
2. Limiting the spread of radioactive contamination;
3. Rehabilitation of the territory of the Semipalatinsk nuclear Safety Zone by collecting, placing and disposing of radioactive waste on the territory of the landfill;
4. Continuous monitoring of the level of radioactive contamination on the territory of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Safety Zone.