The Green Party of Mongolia and the Mongolian Environmental Civil Council (MECC) will today hold a joint rally at the Central Square of the city under the call of “Goodbye Nuclear Disaster”.
Organizers of the rally stated that Mongolia has launched a wide range of projects involving nuclear technology and has started mining uranium. “Cogegobi”, a subsidiary of the French public multinational conglomerate, caused great damage and loss to the environment and nature after mining uranium in Ulaanbadrakh Dornogobi aimag. There are numerous complaints from local herders about the deaths of cattle and poisoned water by the chemicals selenium and strontium.
The rally organizers oppose the Government`s action plan that outlines mining and exporting yellow powder and buying back the waste at a later date.