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Uzbekistan decides on potential site for construction of nuclear power plant

  • 7 months ago (2018-10-10)
  • David Flin
Asia 485 Nuclear 437

Uzbekistan has chosen a potential site for the construction of a nuclear power plant, at Tudakul Lake, located on the border of the Navoi and Bukhara regions of the country.

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Ilham Sadykov, Deputy Director of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, said: “Now 3-4 potential sites are being studied near the Tudakul Lake. It is necessary to choose the most suitable one. It’s about choosing a place with the best soil characteristics, so that it would be stable and rocky. For this purpose, the sites have been chosen on both the eastern and western shores of the lake. The geological work is underway, and more than 50 wells are currently being drilled. At the end of the study, the best place will be chosen.”

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