|1986||December events, also known as Zheltoksan, took place in Almaty|
|1992||The Law “On the social protection of citizens who suffered from nuclear tests at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site” was adopted on December 18, 1992.|
18 December 1986
18 December 1992
The nuclear tests that took place at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site for almost 40 years, have caused an irreparable damage to human health and the environment. Moreover, these tests have caused an increase in overall morbidity and mortality of people. The entire territory of the Semipalatinsk test site and the surrounding areas of Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan and Karaganda regions were recognized as the zones of ecological disaster.
The long-term consequences of nuclear tests, which are transmitted from generation to generation, have a growing detrimental effect.
The elimination of these effects requires the implementation of the set of measures for the treatment, recovery, rehabilitation, and social protection of the population and the social and economic development of the territory.