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Vayots dzor

Radiation Background Measuremen (Photo)ts in Vayq Town, Azatek Community and Azatek Mine
14:03 October 31, 2014 | Nuclear Energy | Vayots dzor
Radiation Background Measuremen (Photo)ts in Vayq Town, Azatek Community and Azatek Mine Video
Radiation Background Measurements in Vayq Town, Azatek Community and Azatek Mine
Attempt To Legalize Amulsar Project Failed (Photo)
12:28 October 31, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
Attempt To Legalize Amulsar Project Failed (Photo) Video
The attempt to legalize Amulsar project has failed, either by its international standards, or the domestic legislation or not allowing the stakeholders to attend the discussion on Amulsar project. On 30 October the protest demonstration against Amulsar gold mining project was accompanied
Teghout Support Group's Open Letter to Gndevaz, Gorayq and Saravan Communities
16:42 October 30, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Teghout Support Group's Open Letter to Gndevaz, Gorayq and Saravan Communities
Teghout Support Initiative has addressed an open letter to Gndevaz, Gorayq and Saravan communities in Vayots Dzor Region as represented by community heads Harapet Mkrtchayn, Arustam Arustamyan and Simon Babayan
Statement of the civil initiative S.O.S. Amulsar
16:26 October 30, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Statement of the civil initiative S.O.S. Amulsar
The Initiative S.O.S Amulsar issued a statement to the organizers and participants of the discussion of Amulsar project. The statement says,
Protest Demonstration  - No To New Mining in Armenia
11:00 October 30, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
Protest Demonstration - No To New Mining in Armenia
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front is holding a protest demonstration on 30 October under the slogan ' No To New Mining in Armenia '. The protest demonstration is organized
Jermuk Development Center Refused from Participation in the Discussion on Amulsar Project Proposed by REC Caucasus
17:13 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Jermuk Development Center Refused from Participation in the Discussion on Amulsar Project Proposed by REC Caucasus
On October 3 the Caucasus Armenia is organizing a round table on Amulsar open pit mining project and the construction of a heap leach facility in the frames of “Local Action Plan on Nature Protection in Jermuk Town” program. In reply to the invitation for participation, 'Jermuk Development Center' NGO expressed
REC Caucasus Armenia Replied to PEF’s Call to Refuse from Participation in Discussions on Amulsar
16:59 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
REC Caucasus Armenia Replied to PEF’s Call to Refuse from Participation in Discussions on Amulsar
EcoLur has received a letter from the director of REC Caucasus Armenia Nune Harutyunyan, which says, 'In reply to EcoLur's article entitled ' PEF Calling to Refuse Invitations to Discuss Amulsar Project'' dated on 28 October, we would like to ask
The Residents of Gndevaz Village Demanding from EBRD to Stop Financing Amulsar Project and Not to Violate Their Rights
12:11 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
The Residents of Gndevaz Village Demanding from EBRD to Stop Financing Amulsar Project and Not to Violate Their Rights
The residents of Gndevaz Village in Vayots Dzor made a complaint to the Ombudsman (CAO) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) demanding to stop financing the project of opencast development of Amulsar gold mine and the construction of a heap leach facility in the territory of the village, where 209 residents
PEF Calling to Turn Down Invitations to Discuss Amulsar Project
16:07 October 28, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
PEF Calling to Turn Down Invitations to Discuss Amulsar Project
The interest of the foreign companies towards the soil reserves in Armenia doesn’t stop. Now Lydian International Company registered in one of the British offshores, is trying to develop Amulsar gold mine in any way, so it organized discussions and
Bear In Village in Vayots Dzor
14:37 October 28, 2014 | Biodiversity | Vayots dzor
Bear In Village in Vayots Dzor
Not only wolves, but already the bears have started appearing in the villages. On 28 October the Ministry for Emergency States received an alarm signal that the bear damaged
Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee To Conduct Measurements of Radioactive Pollution in Azatek Mine
15:51 October 27, 2014 | Nuclear Energy | Vayots dzor
Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee To Conduct Measurements of Radioactive Pollution in Azatek Mine
The Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee by the Armenian Government will carry out measurements of radiation and radioactive pollution on geoprospecting spots and near villagers’ houses
Gold Will be Exported Leaving Poison Collected in Tailing Dump to Our People
13:51 October 27, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Gold Will be Exported Leaving Poison Collected in Tailing Dump to Our People
The reserves of Amulsar mine were last established in December, 2013. In the article “Half a billion investments in gold mining” published in the weekly newspaper “Delovoy Express” (19.09.2014) Hayk Aloyan, the chief director
IFC and EBRD Running PR Campaign in Support of Amulsar Project
16:06 October 24, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
IFC and EBRD Running PR Campaign in Support of Amulsar Project
The International Finance Corporation, IFC, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, are running a PR campaign in support of Amulsar open pit mining project and heap leach mining. IFC and EBRD are the main
Governmental Unprecedented Resolution to Transfer Red-Listed Species from Amulsar
14:06 October 24, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Governmental Unprecedented Resolution to Transfer Red-Listed Species from Amulsar
Environmental groups in Armenia are in an uproar over a July 2014 government decision they say will allow a mining company to remove and replant endangered flora species and thus circumvent Armenian domestic law and the country’s international
Economy Ministry Replied to SOS Amulsar Initiative's Open Letter
18:14 October 22, 2014 | Officials | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Economy Ministry Replied to SOS Amulsar Initiative's Open Letter
EcoLur has received a letter from Economy Ministry in reply to SOS Amulsar Initiative's open letter addressed to Minister Karen Tcshmarityan, which particularly says, “Your open letter addressed
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
13:43 October 20, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
Vayq Town residents are frightened to death: Azatek mine geoprospecting works have launched directly above their houses, while the mine contains uranium, as old villagers insist. They say they will have to run away
Armenian Government Adopted Illegal Resolution
12:53 October 20, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Armenian Government Adopted Illegal Resolution
It should be mentioned that simultaneously with adopting this decision, Lydian International Company submitted the EIA of Amulsar mining project for the environmental
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
12:58 October 17, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
At the press conference on 15 October you stated that the factual implementation of Amulsar open pit mining project will be launched in early 2015 and presented certain
Environmentalists Calling for International Finance Corporation to Direct Funds not to Amulsar Project, But To Establishing Jermuk National Park
14:00 October 16, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Environmentalists Calling for International Finance Corporation to Direct Funds not to Amulsar Project, But To Establishing Jermuk National Park
The nature protectors having signed a complaint on Amulsar project lodged to the CAO are calling for directing the funds not to Amulsar mining project, but developing Jermuk National Park. This proposal was voiced
International Finance Corporation Ombudsman's Office Representatives Arrived in Armenia to Examine Gndevaz Villagers' Complaint on Amulsar Project
14:25 October 14, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
International Finance Corporation Ombudsman's Office Representatives Arrived in Armenia to Examine Gndevaz Villagers' Complaint on Amulsar Project
From 9 October to 12 October the CAO team visited Armenia again, this time to examine Gndevaz Villagers’ complaint on Amulsar open pit mining and heap

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