Caspian Sea 2011
was launched at the Khazar chemical plant in 1940, and the production of iodine - in 1976. The annual output of the plant is 250 tons of iodine. During the decades of production the two plants have accumulated about 21 000 tons of radioac- tive waste. It was stockpiled near these plants and posed a risk to the environment, which has been increasing with the Caspian Sea level rise, which has moved the coastline at least 200 m towards the disposal site of the Khazar chemical plant. During 2009-2010 the State company “Turk- menchimiya” has completed work on the trans- portation and safe storage of this waste in the new burial ground near the small town of Aigul, 15 km in the direction of the desert.
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