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Mets Ayrum Aldermen's Council Gave Green Light to New Tailing Dump Despite Villagers' Objections
14:11 February 26, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Mets Ayrum Aldermen's Council Gave Green Light to New Tailing Dump Despite Villagers' Objections
Mets Ayrum Aldermen's Council Gave Green Light to New Tailing Dump Despite Villagers' Objections
Nature Protection Ministry Permitted to Prospect Oil and Gas in Sevan Basin
14:32 February 25, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik
Nature Protection Ministry Permitted to Prospect Oil and Gas in Sevan Basin
The Nature Protection Ministry issued a positive opinion to “Blackstars Energy Armenia” LLC for prospecting oil and gas in
Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Mine from Jermuk to Gndevaz  (Photos)
19:21 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Mine from Jermuk to Gndevaz (Photos)
The protest demonstration organized by S.O.S Amulsar initiative in the frames of "Dznemarduk-2015" festival held in Jermuk Town, Vayots Dzor Region from
On 26 February Mets Ayrum To Decide on Changing Land Area Category for New Tailing Dump of Akhtala ODP
18:46 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Lori
On 26 February Mets Ayrum To Decide on Changing Land Area Category for New Tailing Dump of Akhtala ODP
The Aldermen’s Council of Mets Ayrum community will convene a meeting at 9:30 on 26 February to make a decision on changing the status of 12 ha agricultural land areas for the construction
"Amulsar Mine To Kill Jermuk Resort": Protest Demonstration at "Dznemarduk-2015" Festival (Photos)
12:54 February 23, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
"Amulsar Mine To Kill Jermuk Resort": Protest Demonstration at "Dznemarduk-2015" Festival (Photos)
From 20 to 22 February "Dznemarduk-2015" festival was held in Jermuk Town, Vayots Dzor Region. Jermuk was covered with snow sculptures, which were made by sculptors and amateur groups. S.O.S Amulsar initiative made a surprise
Akhtala Mining Takes Back Workers Fired Over Wage, Safety Demands
18:02 February 19, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Akhtala Mining Takes Back Workers Fired Over Wage, Safety Demands
After firing thirteen employees at Armenia’s Akhtala Mining and Processing Plant for filing a petition for wage increases and better work safety conditions, management
Maksim Hakobyan's Brother Intimidated Demonstrators
17:15 February 19, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Maksim Hakobyan's Brother Intimidated Demonstrators
The situation in Akhtala is tense, as hundreds of residents are expressing their complaint addressed to the administration of
Social Tension in Akhtala: Ore Dressing Combine Fired Employees and Reduced Their Salaries
15:27 February 18, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Social Tension in Akhtala: Ore Dressing Combine Fired Employees and Reduced Their Salaries Video
Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine fired 22 employees, who took part in the protest demonstration against the combine on 15 February. The cause of the protest demonstration was
Amulsar: even "responsible" mining is destructive - Dr. Anahid Shirinian-Orlando
17:00 February 17, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Amulsar: even "responsible" mining is destructive - Dr. Anahid Shirinian-Orlando
Lydian International Limited company, registered in an offshore zone, presented a document entitled "Amulsar Project, November 2014" to Armenians in the Diaspora. This document is superficial, misleading and incomplete. This is what thinks Anahit Shirinian-Orlando, an environmental scientist-engineer living in Los Angeles, who says No to mining at Amulsar
Tails of Nahatak Tailing Dump Owned by Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine Dumped into Debed (Photos)
13:25 February 16, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Tails of Nahatak Tailing Dump Owned by Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine Dumped into Debed (Photos) Video
The tails of Nahatak tailing dump owned by Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine are dumped into the Debed River, as EcoLur eye witnessed on 12 February visiting the area of Nahatak tailing dump after
Discussion on Construction of Akhtala Tailing Dump in Mets Ayrum Was Tense
17:30 February 14, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Discussion on Construction of Akhtala Tailing Dump in Mets Ayrum Was Tense Video
Can’t you feel that nature doesn’t exist here? No fruit, not harvest, as the soil is contaminated
Geologist Sure No Oil To Be Found in Lake Sevan Basin
14:41 February 11, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik
Geologist Sure No Oil To Be Found in Lake Sevan Basin
Hrachya Avagyan, Dr. in Geological Sciences, is sure that no oil will be prospected in Lake Sevan basin. “The whole basin of Lake Sevan has lava origin. I don’t think an oil mine will be prospected. Still in the Soviet
New Bill Proposes To Solve Health Problems with Environmental Fees
18:49 February 10, 2015 | Mining
New Bill Proposes To Solve Health Problems with Environmental Fees
Ara Babloyan made a proposal to direct the environmental fees to solve the health problems caused by environmental pollution. On 15 January
Right to Water Violated in Armenia
14:45 February 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Right to Water Violated in Armenia
Mining pollutes rivers, particularly, transboundary Debed, Voghji and Aras rivers. These rivers are polluted by
Sevan Committee' Refusal to Answer Enquiry on Amulsar Project is Violation of Armenian Legislation
13:44 February 06, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Sevan Committee' Refusal to Answer Enquiry on Amulsar Project is Violation of Armenian Legislation
The Scientific-Expert Committee on Lake Sevan Preservation refused to provide EcoLur the text of the positive opinion on Amulsar project issued in 2014. The substantiation of this refusal doesn’t comply with the essence of the enquiry
Frozen Status of Fioletovo Mining Expertise Can Be Melted Down
18:12 February 04, 2015 | Mining | Tavush
Frozen Status of Fioletovo Mining Expertise Can Be Melted Down
The issue of Fioletovo gold mining project continues remaining worrying for several reasons: Fioletovo open pit mining submitted by “Grade Redmet” Company high risks of environmental pollution, which are not
Oil and Gas To Be Prospected in Sevan
12:30 February 03, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik
Oil and Gas To Be Prospected in Sevan
“Blackstars Energy Armenia” LLC intends to prospect oil and gas in the littoral areas of Sevan. Now the Nature Protection Ministry is conducting
Gndevaz Villagers Addressed Open Letter to OSCE Ambassador on Amulsar
12:25 February 02, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Gndevaz Villagers Addressed Open Letter to OSCE Ambassador on Amulsar
A group of Gndevaz Villagers, Vayots Dzor, has addressed an open letter to the OSCE Ambassador Andrey Sorokin in regard with Amulsar project, which says,
Shnogh Residents Addressed Letter to OSCE Ambassador in Armenia in Regard with Teghout Mine
16:47 January 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Shnogh Residents Addressed Letter to OSCE Ambassador in Armenia in Regard with Teghout Mine
Shnogh residents have addressed a letter to Andrey Sorokin – the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan in regard with Teghout copper and molybdenum mining project, which says, ““Teghout” CSJC is implementing
Akhtala Combine: Clean Akhtala Area of Old Tails Before Thinking of New Tailing Dump (Photos)
14:57 January 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Akhtala Combine: Clean Akhtala Area of Old Tails Before Thinking of New Tailing Dump (Photos)
On 29 January hot discussions were held on the construction of a new tailing dump by “Akhtala Ore Dressing Combine” CJSC in the area of Mets Ayrum and Tchotchkan communities

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