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Abandoned uranium mine No. 2, 3

Mangystau Region

Photo: Majda Slamova/Arnika

 

During the Soviet Union period, Mangystau was important centre of uranium mining. After the imperium collapsed, surface mines were abandoned and remain untouched till nowadays. The area of the second largest open mine is unfenced and unprotected.

 

Photo: Majda Slamova/Arnika