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(RFE/RL) Prague, 31 October 2005 (RFE/RL) -- OSCE experts are beginning a five-day visit to Kazakhstan today aimed at helping the country recycle highly explosive missile fuel, commonly known as "melange."


The visit is part of a project by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe intended to provide technical and financial assistance to find a suitable way to carry out the disposal of the toxic substance. The explosive missile fuel poses a potential threat to human health and the environment.


Based on the findings and recommendations of the experts, the OSCE will seek extra-budgetary contributions to implement the project.


The project will be managed by the OSCE center in Almaty.

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