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Olmaliq / Олмалиқ
Olmaliq is located in Uzbekistan
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 40°51′N 69°36′E / 40.850°N 69.600°E / 40.850; 69.600
Kintra Uzbekistan
ProvinceTashkent Province
 • Total138,000
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)

Olmaliq an aa spelled as Almalyk (Uzbek: Olmaliq / Олмалиқ; Roushie: Алмалык) is a ceety (2004 pop est 138,000) in the Tashkent Province o central Uzbekistan, approximately 65 km east o Tashkent. It is locatit at latitude 40° 50' 41N; langitude 69° 35' 54E; at an altitude o 585 meters.

Almalyk is a company toun developed bi the Soviet Union in the 1930s, tae exploit local reserves o copper, lead, zinc, gowd, siller an barite. The toun contains several enormous smeltin facilities an relatit industries operatit the day bi JSC Almalyk MMC, ane o the lairgest minin-metallurgical enterprises in Uzbekistan.

The smelter operations hae extensively contaminatit Almalyk, which is considered ane o the maist pollutit places on earth. The air haes heich concentrations o sulphuric acid fumes an the grund haes hunders o tons o toxic waste. The Uzbek govrenment haes resistit caws tae close the plant, arguin that the kintra's economy canna afford tae dae so: The plant employs aroond 25,000 residents o the ceety, an accoonts for a substantial share o the region's economy. Housomeivver, in January 2005 the govrenment annoonced plans tae clean up the aurie, wi a target o 2010.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • "Uzbeks promise smelter clean-up". BBC News. 3 Januar 2005.

Coordinates: 40°51′N 69°36′E / 40.850°N 69.600°E / 40.850; 69.600