U.S. to give radioactive material transportation vehicles to Kazakhstan
Astana. August 3. Interfax-Kazakhstan - On August 8 the U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kenneth Fairfax will transfer several vehicles designed to safely transport radioactive materials to the National Atomic Energy Institute of Kazakhstan, the Nuclear Society of Kazakhstan said in a statement on Friday.
The transfer ceremony will take place in the city of Kurchatov in the East Kazakhstan region during the Nuclear Days in Kurchatov.
"The transfer of the radioactive material transportation vehicles to the National Atomic Institute is part of the partnership between the U.S., the Netherlands and Kazakhstan. The gift is an example of the productive and long-standing partnership between the U.S. and Kazakhstan in the sphere of nuclear non-proliferation," the statement said.
Also according to the statement, the 7th international conference Monitoring of Nuclear Tests and their Aftermath will be held August 6-10 at the Geophysical Studies Institute of the National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan in Kurchatov.
More than 50 scientists from different countries, including the U.S., France and Russia, are expected to present their reports at the conference.