Balkhash Lake


or Bal·qash  (băl-kăsh′, bäl-käsh′, -KHäsh′), Lake
A shallow lake of southeast Kazakhstan. It has saline water in the east and fresh water in the west.
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So far, the territory around Balkhash lake in Karaganda region and the territory around the city of Kurchatov are being considered as potential sites for the construction of the nuclear plant.
Balkhash Lake provides water for metals and energy industries and plays an important role in the economy of the country.
The most preferred place to construct a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan is the Ulken village close to Balkhash lake, Tengrinews reports, citing Mazhit Sharipov, Chairman of the Committee for Nuclear Industry in the country's Ministry for Industry and New Technology.