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November 01, 2010 | AirPEOPLE 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…”
October 18, 2010 | AirNEW ECOLOGIC THREAT HANGS OVER ALAVERDI
A new threat hanged over the Armenian town of Alaverdi, the ecology of which is in a deplorable state.
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.
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.
September 02, 2010 | AirCLOSING 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 | AirCHECKS 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 | AirCEMENT 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 | AirYEREVAN 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 | AirWHAT WE BREATHE IN?
The number of respiratory tract diseases and allergies have increased.
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.