Nesipkul Bertisbaev, an official at the Kazakh Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, said Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov is heading a working group that will analyze aspects of the project.
During the Soviet era, Kazakhstan was home to one of the world's largest nuclear arsenals and to a nuclear test ground, at Semipalatinsk. It became a non-nuclear state after it gained independence in 1991.
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