Uranium Tailings in Kyrgyzstan James Martin Center for .
THE LEGACY OF URANIUM MINING IN. KYRGYZSTAN . The tailings, if properly maintained, are at least ten times more radioac tive than typical granites, such as those used in city build ings.8 If kept dry, tailings may emit radon gas into the air, . silver, and other rare minerals are mined,13 and the Kara . Balta Ore.get price