Uzbek Ecologists Leader Is Offered To Inspect Nurek And Toktogul Hydro Electric Stations
Sep 12, 2009,
Press release - “Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric
power station accident in
movement leader has driven an attention to Nurek
hydroelectric plant dam, which came into commission as same date as Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station. This is
highest such installation in the world and up to
As Mr. Alikhanov stressed, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, located on the upper stream of biggest Central Asian rivers are used hydro power plants, inherited after USSR collapse at own interests.
“On purpose to tackle own energy problems, reservoirs of Nurek and Toktogul power plants, which served in due time first of all to agricultural fields irrigating, including in downstream countries, now actively used on energy regime. It is disturbing of project parameters that would be cause extreme situation.
risks needs to make adequate measures. In particular, realizing comprehensive
inspection of whole engineering chain in active hydro plants of all largest
It’s significant to regard “human factor” and organize personnel certification and retraining all specialists engaged on very facilities operating. Ensuring strict and effective protection of hydro power plants is also necessary”, - Mr.Alikhanov has assumed.
Leader of Uzbek
ecological movement has concerned about purposes aimed to new hydro electric
stations construction on upstream. “At the present situation particular anxiety
has been caused by upstream countries intention to rapid build of other huge
hydro power facilities, such as Kambarata hydro
electric station cascade in
At last, one should not forget that very zone has high seismic activity, where earthquake reaches to magnitude 9-10 and in a moment able to destruct such biggest power facilities. In this regard detail and careful free international examination of all new hydroelectric plants, all the more such enhanced, which are projected on upstream is needed”- he summed up.