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"Ban Producing Harvest": Mets Ayrum Community Head (Photo Report)
12:49 April 20, 2015 | Mining | Lori
"Ban Producing Harvest": Mets Ayrum Community Head (Photo Report) Video
“If you substantiate that the harvest is toxic, ban producing any harvest”: this was Mets Ayrum Village Head Sahak Nazaryan's response to expert
Akhtala River Resembling a Tailing Pipe Because of Accumulation of Akhtala ODC Dumps
15:10 April 17, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Akhtala River Resembling a Tailing Pipe Because of Accumulation of Akhtala ODC Dumps Video
Hazardous sources of pollution have appeared in Akhtala town and its adjacent areas as a result of uncontrollable industrial dumps of Akhtala ore dressing combine and default of environmental pollution prevention. It’s Akhtala mine
Shnogh River will Never Be the Same
13:51 April 17, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Shnogh River will Never Be the Same
The activities of “Teghut” CJSC, one of the many companies of opaque Vallex Group, illegally exploiting Teghut as a copper mine, continue to have a negative impact on Shnogh river. Photos taken on April 13
"Teghout" CJSC Already Getting Concentrate from Teghout
15:22 April 15, 2015 | Officials | Lori
"Teghout" CJSC Already Getting Concentrate from Teghout
The development of Teghout copper and molybdenum mine was launched in January 2015. In January and February 481,000 tons of ore
AUA Studies on Lead Concentration in Children's Blood in Akhtala and Alaverdi Should First of All Shock Health Ministry
13:20 April 15, 2015 | Officials | Lori
AUA Studies on Lead Concentration in Children's Blood in Akhtala and Alaverdi Should First of All Shock Health Ministry
In 2013 the American University of Armenia conducted studies on revealing lead in the children’s blood in two mining towns – Alaverdi and Akhtala, Lori Region, Armenia. For comparison, studies were held in Erebuni community, Yerevan. In total, 169 children aged
Not Pleased with Nature Protection Ministry Reply
14:10 April 13, 2015 | Officials | Lori
Not Pleased with Nature Protection Ministry Reply
Acting Staff Head of Nature Protection Ministry Khazhak Aghabekyan replied to the letter of Mets Ayrum community residents in regard with the construction of a new tailing dump by “Akhtala OCD” CJSC. The Ministry
Armenian Government Allowed “Teghut” CJSC To Import Radioactive Substances
17:30 April 10, 2015 | Officials | Lori
Armenian Government Allowed “Teghut” CJSC To Import Radioactive Substances
On 9 April the Armenian Government issued a license to import devices containing radioactive substances to “Teghout” CJSC for
Armenian National Congress Joined SOS Mets Ayrum Campaign
17:11 April 09, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armenian National Congress Joined SOS Mets Ayrum Campaign
National Assembly “Armenian National Congress” Faction Head Levon Zurabyan replied to the letter addressed by Mets Ayrum community residents, as wwwilur.am website informs. The reply particularly says, “The Armenian National Congress together with its faction
RA Ombudsman's Report "Examinations by State Environmental Inspection Delayed in "Teghout" CJSC Without Any Lawful Grounds"
16:02 April 08, 2015 | Officials | Lori
RA Ombudsman's Report "Examinations by State Environmental Inspection Delayed in "Teghout" CJSC Without Any Lawful Grounds"
Armenian Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan considers not holding inspections by Nature Protection Ministry in “Teghout” CJSC as dereliction of duties. In this regards, Ombudsman report
S.O.S Mets Ayrum Public Campaign Inviting Journalists and Green Activists to Media Campaign
14:43 April 03, 2015 | Mining | Lori
S.O.S Mets Ayrum Public Campaign Inviting Journalists and Green Activists to Media Campaign
Through the network of Aarhus Centers S.O.S Mets Ayrum public campaign is inviting journalists and green activists to visit those areas
Public Hearings on Armanis Mine Expansion and Open Pit Mining
14:58 March 31, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Public Hearings on Armanis Mine Expansion and Open Pit Mining
The villagers complained that each time they face the horror of the quake, when they feel the shaking. They insisted they need land for cultivation and keeping animals, thus they are not ready
Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
17:48 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
We urge the citizens of Armenia and our compatriots living abroad not to be indifferent towards this destructive process and realize that time has come for all of us to make a decision - either side with the exploitation of the mines for the sake of our country’s “development” or systematic plunder of the natural resources belonging
S.O.S. Ayrum Campaign getting New Strength
15:58 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori
S.O.S. Ayrum Campaign getting New Strength Video
"Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine” CJSC intends to construct a new tailing dump in the area of Tchotchkan and Mets Ayrum communities in Lori Region using 40 ha of agricultural land areas in the communities. It will be the second tailing dump for these communities, which will be closer to the transboundary Debed River and Armenia-Georgia
Mets Ayrum Community Residents' Letter Addressed To All Competent Bodies
13:47 March 27, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Mets Ayrum Community Residents' Letter Addressed To All Competent Bodies
195 residents of Mets Ayrum Community have addressed an open letter to Armenian PM Hovik Abrahamyan, all MPs of the National Assembly, Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environment of the National assembly, RA Public Council, OSCE Ambassador to Yerevan
Quake in Armenia
16:50 March 25, 2015 | Officials | Lori | Shirak
Quake in Armenia
The Seismic Protection Service of MEs recorded a quake of 3.7 magnitude at 20:01 AMT on 24 March. The strength of earthquake shocks in the epicenter
Nature Protection Minister Conducting Wide-Scale Inspections in Akhtala ODC
14:43 March 24, 2015 | Officials | Lori
Nature Protection Minister Conducting Wide-Scale Inspections in Akhtala ODC
Based on EcoLur’s “Alarm Signal from Mets Ayrum: Pasture Hill Owned by Community Destroyed for Unknown Reasons” article, the State Environmental Inspection of Nature Protection Ministry carried out inspection in the area mentioned
Armenian President to Solve Fioletovo Gold Mining Problem
12:23 March 18, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armenian President to Solve Fioletovo Gold Mining Problem
The situation in Fioletovo community, Lori Region, is tense again. As it turns out, Fioletovo gold mining is on the agenda again. This it’s not the competent ministries
Alarm Signal from Mets Ayrum: Pasture Hill Owned by Community Destroyed for Unknown Reasons
15:55 March 17, 2015 | SOS | Lori
Alarm Signal from Mets Ayrum: Pasture Hill Owned by Community Destroyed for Unknown Reasons
The heavy machinery owned by ‘Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine’ CJSC is destroying the hill considered to be the community pasture in Mets Ayrum Community, Lori Region, as an alarm signal was beaten to EcoLur from Mets Ayrum community
Spitak and Vayq Committed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2020
17:48 March 13, 2015 | Officials | Lori | Vayots dzor
Spitak and Vayq Committed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2020
The municipalities of Spitak and Vayk together with Habitat for Humanity Armenia foundation supported by the European Union implement “Access to renewable and efficient energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project. “In the upcoming 4 years it’s planned to
Armanis Gold-Polymetallic Mining project Public Discussions Appointed
12:00 March 10, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armanis Gold-Polymetallic Mining project Public Discussions Appointed
The public hearings on Armanis gold-polymetallic mining project will be held on 24 March, at

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