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AGAIN BAD SMELL AT NUBARASHEN WASTE BURIAL SITE
November 25, 2010 | Air
AGAIN BAD SMELL AT NUBARASHEN WASTE BURIAL SITE
Recovery work at Nubarashen waste burial site has been conducted in an inappropriate manner. As a result, the waste burial site against smells bad …
JERMUK BOTCHED MOSQUITO CLEAN-UP COSTS TAXPAYERS MILLIONS
November 23, 2010 | Air
JERMUK BOTCHED MOSQUITO CLEAN-UP COSTS TAXPAYERS MILLIONS
The fact that chlorofos was a banned toxin wasn’t taken into account by the Vayots Dzor authorities and it included in the list of materials to be used in the technical specs, as a condition of the tender bid. Furthermore, in the three documents for the delivery-acceptance of the work, the Regional Authority has considered the project using chlorofos as completed. 2.3 million AMD of chlorofos was purchased; a large expenditure for a banned insecticide.
PEOPLE SUFFOCATE WITH SMOKE, BUT EMISSIONS WITHIN STANDARDS
November 01, 2010 | Air
PEOPLE SUFFOCATE WITH SMOKE, BUT EMISSIONS WITHIN STANDARDS
“I’ve got problems with my throat, I’m a sportsman…but now I’m suffocating, while my throat’s burning…”
NEW ECOLOGIC THREAT HANGS OVER ALAVERDI
October 18, 2010 | Air
NEW ECOLOGIC THREAT HANGS OVER ALAVERDI
A new threat hanged over the Armenian town of Alaverdi, the ecology of which is in a deplorable state.
“SHOGH” OIL AND GHEE FACTORY FINED 100,000 AMD
September 29, 2010 | Air
“SHOGH” OIL AND GHEE FACTORY FINED 100,000 AMD
The operation of “Shogh” oil and ghee factory has stopped until 18 September as certain actions are taken to correct the drawbacks revealed.
“SHOGH” FACTORY MAKES EXTRA INCOME AT EXPENSE OF CHARBAKH RESIDENTS
September 24, 2010 | Air
“SHOGH” FACTORY MAKES EXTRA INCOME AT EXPENSE OF CHARBAKH RESIDENTS
The “Heritage” faction deputy Anahit Bakhshyan has received a letter from 167 residents from Charbakh quarter of Shengavit administrative territory who complain about smells emitted by “Shogh” oil and ghee factory. In this regard the deputy has sent an enquiry to the Nature Protection Ministry.
CLOSING MOUTH WITH KERCHIEFS IN ORDER NOT TO BREATHE OXYGEN
September 02, 2010 | Air
CLOSING MOUTH WITH KERCHIEFS IN ORDER NOT TO BREATHE OXYGEN
Emissions sulphur dioxide has the biggest contribution, 99,4 %, in the pollution of atmosphere in Alaverdi. Carcinogenic admixture contains lead, copper, arsenic, zinc and magnesium…
July 09, 2010 | Air
CHECKS FINISHED
. State Environmental Inspection has revealed many violations of illegal use of bioresources, waste disposal etc, adopted 24 administrative decision in the amount of 1,81 mln USD, as well as calculated the damage caused to nature in the amount of 3.223 mln USD.
July 06, 2010 | Air
CEMENT CONCENTRATION IN ATMOSPHERIC AIR IN HRAZDAN AND ARARAT EXCEEDS MPC
In May the concentration of cement in the atmospheric air in Hrazdan exceeded MPC (maximum permissible concentration) by 1.4 times. What about Ararat, the cement concentration exceeded MPC by 1.6 times. This information was passed to ArmInfo by the National Statistical Service.
March 31, 2010 | Air
YEREVAN FAMOUS FOR SMOG
The conducted researches show that Yerevan has the post polluted air in our country. Under the official data, the main party at fault is motor transport - 95%…
March 04, 2010 | Air
WHAT WE BREATHE IN?
The number of respiratory tract diseases and allergies have increased.
ECOLOGIST: SMOG IN YEREVAN TOO
February 16, 2010 | Air
ECOLOGIST: SMOG IN YEREVAN TOO
Karine Danielyan: Yerevan may adhere to London and Los Angeles worldwide notorious for their smog.
YEREVAN MUNICIPALITY OBLIGES TO REDUCE EMISSION OF EXHAUST GASES BY 20%
February 16, 2010 | Air
YEREVAN 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 | Air
AT 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 | Air
ARAM 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%.
IN HRAZDAN CEMENT CONTENT IN ATMOSPHERE EXCEEDS MPC BY 4.6 TIMES
December 02, 2009 | Air
IN 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.
WILL NATURE BENEFIT?
October 21, 2009 | Air
WILL 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?
NEAR GOLD IN SOTQ
September 18, 2009 | Air
NEAR 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.
GAGIK ARZUMANYAN: WE INTENSIFIED OUR EFFORTS AIMED AT PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT
September 18, 2009 | Air
GAGIK 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.
SIGNATURES COLLECTED IN HRAZDAN AGAINST EXPLOITATION OF FERRUGINOUS DEPOSIT
September 10, 2009 | Air
SIGNATURES 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.

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