Project profile — Strengthening Radiological Source Security in Kazakhstan


United States Departmentof Energy
2017-10-12 - 2023-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Kazakhstan (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Security system management and reform (15210) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project supports strengthening Radiological Source Security in Kazakhstan through the removal, transport and consolidation of disused radiological sources from vulnerable storage facilities to a new secure and higher capacity facility. Activities include: (1) the construction of a new long term storage facility for disused radioactive sources at the Institute for Nuclear Physics (INP; and (2) the secure transport and consolidation of approximately 3,500 of these sources from a closed facility at “KazPhosphate DSRS to this facility.

Expected results 

The excepted outcomes for this project include: (1) Strengthened Kazakhstan's national capacity to safely and securely manage disused sealed radioactive sources at the end of their lives; and (2) strengthened both regional and international security by securing radiological materials and preventing acquisition for use in acts of terrorism.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of August 2020 is the start of construction of a new storage facility at INP following a bid, evaluation and awarding of a contract.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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