For over three years the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development cleaned up the costly, toxic mess that the Soviets left for the unfortunate inhabitants of two Kyrgyz towns.
China accounts for nearly a third of global emissions, is building dozens of new coal plants and refuses to sign international pledges. At the same time, Beijing touts itself as an environmental leader.
More than 200 households affected by livestock deaths will receive financial assistance to meet their primary needs, according to USAID.
Tajikistan has expressed concern about the presence of enough left-over uranium at its tailing dumps to enable the manufacture of 'dirty bombs' for terrorism purposes.
Russia, much like Central Asia, is not immune to risks involved with Chinese investment: loss of control, opacity, debt and corruption.
Russia has sought influence and closer diplomatic ties via its nuclear power stations, yet Central Asia is still reeling from the fallout of Soviet-era nuclear programmes in the region.
Russian rockets use heptyl fuel, a highly toxic hazardous material banned by Western countries. Evidence links this fuel to cancer and deformities in the area but Moscow refuses to compensate.
Water management is increasingly becoming a challenge amid limited supplies, population growth and climate change.
The repeated Russian proposal is drawing sharp public criticism in Kazakhstan, with the public voicing concerns about environmental safety and its obvious geopolitical motivations.
The new series depicts Kazakh politicians and public figures' struggle to stop the USSR's nuclear tests, which damaged the environment and public health.