Unstable uranium tailings dams in Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan pose nuclear threat to millions

Unstable uranium tailings dams in Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan pose nuclear threat to millions

Recent studies have exposed a critical risk in Kyrgyzstan, where unstable dams holding approximately 700 000 cubic meters (918 000 cubic yards) of uranium mine tailings threaten to unleash a large-scale nuclear disaster on the Fergana Valley, potentially displacing millions and rendering the region uninhabitable.

Spring fires and smoke in eastern Asia

Spring fires and smoke in eastern Asia

Russian officials announced that twenty-one forest fires were burning on May 17 on a total of over 3,000 hectares, with 2,600 hectares blazing in Buryatia and almost 500 hectares in Khabarovsk territory. Three new fires were seen in Tunkinsky National Park in the past