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2011-02-11 10:29:55

A Sandia National Laboratories team helped reach a major milestone in the nation's nuclear nonproliferation efforts by working with the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan to move nuclear materials "” enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons "” to safety. Sandia provided security and logistics expertise to complete the transfer across Kazakhstan of spent fuel containing 11 tons (10 metric tons) of highly enriched uranium and 3.3 tons (3 metric tons) of weapons-grade...

2008-10-07 09:00:48

Kazakh state-owned KazMunayGas, ConocoPhillips and the Mubadala Development Company have signed a memorandum of understanding to negotiate terms for the exploration and development of the N Block, offshore Kazakhstan, under a new subsoil use contract. The parties will now have until December 31, 2008 to negotiate the definitive agreements for the assignment by KazMunayGas (KMG) of a 49% interest in the subsoil use contract to be shared equally between ConocoPhillips and the Mubadala...

2008-10-05 21:00:15

ASTANA. Oct 5 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's KazMunayGaz, the United States' ConocoPhillips and the United Arab Emirates' Mubadala Development Company PJSC signed a memorandum of understanding in order to agree on terms of exploring and developing the block N located in the Kazakh portion of the Caspian shelf within the framework of a new subsurface management contract in the presence of Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov in Astana on Sunday, the Kazakh governmental press service reported. "The...

2008-09-25 21:00:31

ASTANA. Sept 25 (Interfax) - The first-ever nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan will be located in the western Mangistau region, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in the regional administrative center of Aktau on Wednesday. "Intensive development of our economy requires new energy resources. The government and Kazatomprom are preparing on my instruction and in cooperation with Russian colleagues to build a nuclear power plant in your region. It is very important to complete the...

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