15:36 May 12, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirArmenian energy minister: Safety system of Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (ANPP) allows to absolutely rule out possibility of repeating the Fukushima tragedy
The safety system of Armenian Nuclear Power Plant [ANPP] allows to absolutely rule out possibility of repeating the Fukushima tragedy, Armenian Energy Minister Armen Movsisyan said in the parliament on 11 May.
13:31 April 29, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirBurying Radioactive Wastes in Territory of Armenian Nuclear Power Plant Jeopardizes Ararat Valley
Underground waters run under the territory of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant and flow into Ararat Valley over the fracture. This drinking water is of high quality. As a result of snow melting their level increases, then lowers down. When their level is high, radioactive pollution risks also get high.”
13:28 April 27, 2011 | Biodiversity | Armavir | KotaykZoos Dying
Zoo animals in Hrazdan Town are starving. Only 40 animals have remained out of 80.
15:06 April 26, 2011 | Officials | Ararat | ArmavirNature Protection Ministry Can’t Count Underground Water Amount in Ararat Valley
Because of lack of budget allocations, the hydro-geological studies needed for specification of underground water resources in Ararat Valley were not conducted in 2010.
April 20, 2011 | Air | ArmavirPANIC IN ARMAVIR
From the early morning the people in Armavir are in panic. People come out to street with masks, call to different offices and express their concern with air pollution and overall dust. The whole sity is covered with yellow dust.
April 18, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirIS ARMENIA’S NUCLEAR PLANT THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS?
Steam rises from the cooling towers of Metsamor nuclear power station in Armenia in September 2010. One of the last old operating Soviet reactors built without containment vessels, its location in a seismic zone has drawn renewed attention since Japan's earthquake-and-tsunami-triggered crisis.
April 18, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirAZEBAIJAN TO ASK EU, IAEA TO SHUT DOWN METSAMOR NUCLEAR PLANT
Azerbaijan is going to officially ask the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European to take measures for closing the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant, the Azerbaijani news agency 1news.az reported.
April 07, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirMINISTER: ARMENIA NOT TO REFUSE FROM NUCLEAR ENERGY EVE AFTER EVENTS IN JAPAN
I don’t think even the events in Japan may lead to this. Armenia won’t refuse from nuclear energy, and it should be taken into consideration that problems emerged at Japanese “Fukushima” plant are the result of the tsunami, and not the earthquake.
March 31, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirWHAT DOES SHEVARDNADZE WANT TO SAY?
Is our nuclear power station dangerous for the region? Vardan Bostanjyan, the Deputy Chair of Standing Committee on Economic Affairs of the National Assembly RA tald “Zhamanak” that actually Shevardnadze was not well informed about the problem.
March 30, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirSHEVARNADZE CALLED GEORGIA TO TALKS WITH ARMENIA ON NUCLEAR PLANT SAFETY
Georgian ex President Eduard Shevardnadze has called to the Georgian Government immediately to start negotiations with the Armenian authorities on the matter of the threat Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant poses to security and safety.
March 30, 2011 | Forest | Aragatsotn | Armavir | Vayots Dzor33 TREES BURNT DOWN IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF ARMENIA
On March 26 the territory adjacent to Ohanavan Village, Aragatsotn Region, was on fire. 6000 square meters of grass cover and 20 apple trees, co-owned by H. Poghosyan and G. Mirzoyan, has been burnt down.
March 29, 2011 | Biodiversity | ArmavirANIMALS IN ARMAVIR ZOO STARVING
The Association of Young Biologists has disseminated a call to the owner of Armavir Zoo, Armen Tadevosyan, which says the zoo animals are on the verge of starvation.
March 25, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirNPP: ARMENIAN PRIME MINISTER ASSURES OF THE “THIRD GENERATION” ENERGY BLOCK’S SAFETY
At the parliament session on Wednesday the prime minister stated that the emphasis now is not only the seismic resistance of the power plant, but also the protection of infrastructures from potential earthquake consequences.
March 24, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirMETSAMOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT POSES NO DABGER?
Metsamor nuclear power plant is constructed according to quakeproof technology and has many protection levels, and the quake of 1988 didn’t affect its operation.
March 16, 2011 | Waste | ArmavirTOXIC MIX: PESTICIDES AND FISH FARMS
Why was he so reluctant to let us peek around? Did he have anything to hide? He claimed that there were no traces of the toxic pesticides in the fish ponds, but…
March 16, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirGEORGIAN SPECIALISTS CONCERNED WITH METSAMOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT FATE
“If there is an earthquake in Armenia and wind blows all the radioactive materials to Georgia, our territories will also be polluted, as it occurred in Chernobyl.”
12:00 March 09, 2011 | SOS | ArmavirNEW ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER ‘NEST’ IN JRARAT COMMUNITY
At present a fish farm is operating on the spot of former pesticide depository in Jrarat Community, Ararat Region.
January 26, 2011 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirTURKS SAY THEIR STUDIES UNRELATED TO ARMENIAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
This comes after Turkish media Monday reports on Ataturk University's studies being aimed to discover the possible impact of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant in the six Turkish provinces bordering Armenia.
May 14, 2008 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirARMENIAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WILL BE SUBSTITUTED BY NUCLEAR, AND NOT ANY OTHER POWERS
Even though the cost of nuclear fuel will annually rise by 3%, it is more profitable to construct a new nuclear power plant for several reasons at the same time, as the price of natural gas is expected to go up continuously.
February 06, 2008 | Nuclear Energy | ArmavirEU WON’T FINANCE NEW ANPP CONSTRUCTION
The European Union doesn’t finance projects implemented by two states.