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February 16, 2010 | AirECOLOGIST: SMOG IN YEREVAN TOO
Karine Danielyan: Yerevan may adhere to London and Los Angeles worldwide notorious for their smog.
February 16, 2010 | AirYEREVAN MUNICIPALITY OBLIGES TO REDUCE EMISSION OF EXHAUST GASES BY 20%
In May Yerevan will accede to the initiative of the European Commission “Agreement of Mayors”, under which Yerevan Municipality will have a commitment by 2020 to reduce emission of exhaust gases by 20 percent and more.
February 03, 2010 | AirAT HRAZDAN CEMENT PLANT
Under “Mika Cement”, the Cement Plant in Hrazdan is in the process of re-equipping with new technologies instead of old ones used to produce cement.
December 29, 2009 | AirARAM HARUTYUNYAN: MANY BILLS ELABORATED FOR NATURE PROTECTION
On 15 October the Armenian Government adopted a decision establishing a permissible standard for emission of harmful substances into atmosphere (200 million cubic meters per year) and this standard enabled to register 1200-1300 organizations out of 60,000 registered organizations the emission of which make up approximately 92-95%.
December 02, 2009 | AirIN HRAZDAN CEMENT CONTENT IN ATMOSPHERE EXCEEDS MPC BY 4.6 TIMES
In October the cement content in the atmospheric air in Hrazdan exceeded the maximum permissible concentration by 4.6 times. Under the National Statistical Service of Armenia, this index has increased by 1.4 times in comparison with September.
October 21, 2009 | AirWILL NATURE BENEFIT?
The protocols signed between Armenia and Turkey contains a point on establishing an environmental committee. Is there any necessity to establish such a committee or it’s just a formal line? If such a committee is to be established, what kind of environmental issues will be dealt with by Armenian and Turkish specialists?
September 18, 2009 | AirNEAR GOLD IN SOTQ
Sotq village is a community where the richest reserves in Armenia are located. GeoProMining Company represented by its subsidiary GPM Gold Company rented 950 ha of the village administrative territory and possesses the concession for the exploitation of Sotq gold deposit. The company obtained the concession together with Ararat Gold Recovery Factory from Indian “Vedanta Recourses” Company in 2007.
September 18, 2009 | AirGAGIK ARZUMANYAN: WE INTENSIFIED OUR EFFORTS AIMED AT PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
“GЕО Alaverdi” report drawn up in the frames of UNEP/ GRID-Arendal gave rise to serious concerns in Alaverdi, particularly in Alaverdi concerning general description of the urban environment.
September 10, 2009 | AirSIGNATURES COLLECTED IN HRAZDAN AGAINST EXPLOITATION OF FERRUGINOUS DEPOSIT
There is a hill near Hrazdan Town. This is the site where ferruginous deposit will be opened and ore will be mined through explosions. Here a processing plant will be constructed as well.
September 10, 2009 | AirIF COPPER SMELTING COMBINE TO WORK AS NOW ALAVERDI WILL BE DESTROYED
The presentation of “Geo Alaverdi: Environment and Urban Development” report was held in the Aarhus Center in Alaverdi on 28 August.
September 09, 2009 | Air‘ECOLOGICAL DISASTER’ TERM ENTIRELT PROPER FOR ALAVERTI TOWN
The residents in Alaverdi Town are covered with 25 thousand tons of sulphuric anhydrite per year. Moreover, besides sulphuric anhydrite, the emissions contain 38,6 tons of a wide range of metals, mostly copper and lead. In practice, the whole town is in the first zone under the impact of the emissions by the Copper Molybdenum Combine in Alaverdi where the concentration of emissions can exceed the permissible limit by 30 times.
August 18, 2009 | AirPROPOSED HRAZDAN METAL PROCESSING PLANT POSES ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS
The hill in the background, looming above this Hrazdan city park, is the proposed location for a metal-processing plant.
July 23, 2009 | AirSLAVES IN OWN COUNTRY
If to look at Azatamout Villages from above, you may confuse it with a large industrial centre. This area is situated near the estuary of the Aghstev River and is surrounded by small enterprises producing charcoal that release smoke day and night.
July 13, 2009 | AirWON’T FILTERS HELP?
One can see the smoke out the chimney of Alaverdi Copper-smelting Plant still approaching to the town.
May 20, 2009 | AirHAKOB SANASARYAN: ALL STATEMENTS ON NO PRESENCE OF DANGEROUS SUBTSTANCES IN ATMOSPHERE NOT SUBSTANTIATED
Hakob Sanasaryan, the head of Green in Armenia, told Hetq about the consequences of explosion at “Nairit” enterprise.
December 16, 2008 | AirHEAVY PRICE OF METALS
Armen Saghatelyan, Doctor of geo-mineralogical sciences, Director of Center for Ecological Noosphere Studies NAN RA spoke about ecological risks in his report.
October 03, 2008 | Air | KotaykHRAZDAN TOWN DWELLERS KEEP ON BEING POISONED BY CEMENT DUST
According to RA Nature Protection Ministry information, cement dust content in air basin of Hrazdan town exceeded the norm by 4.8 times in July of the present year. This figure increases month by month.
July 18, 2008 | AirUNNATURAL CONCERNS: ARMENIA’S ENVIRONMENT STILL UNDER SIEGE
Research centers of Norway and Sweden say 45,000 tons of sulfur dioxide accumulate on the territory of Armenia every year with 25,000 tons being from mining industry exhaust.
June 16, 2008 | Air | Ararat | Kotayk | Lori | Shirak | YerevanAIR POLLUTANTS EXCEED MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATION IN ARMENIAN CITIES’ ATMOSPHERE
Air pollutants slightly exceed the maximum permissible concentration in Armenian cities’ atmosphere and rivers, National Statistical Service of Armenia says with a reference to the Nature Protection ministry’s information.
May 14, 2008 | AirON RATIFICATION COOPERATION FOR “THE PROTOCOL ON HEAVY METALS IN THE REGION” OF UN ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE
According to Anzhela Turnikyan, UNECE Armenian Coordinator, Armenia has signed “Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution” protocol but hasn’t ratified it yet, as the Protocol lays down strict requirements not available for Armenia.