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14:56 August 30, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorGndevaz Villagers Started New Signature Collecting Against Amulsar Project
employees of the Information Center replied that no problems have arisen during 6-7 years of their operation. As one of the participants Karen Barseghyan, a Gndevaz villager said, the villagers intend to address a letter to one of the main shareholders of the company – the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, demanding to stop the funding of the project. The signature collecting has
16:44 August 29, 2014 | MiningEnergy and Natural Resources Ministry Detected a Number of Gaps in Soil Management Field
The Energy and Natural Resources Ministry has detected a number of gaps in the field of soil management, as Energy and Natural Resources Minister Yervand Zakharyan
13:39 August 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorGndevaz Villager: Gold Mine Won't Operate, Gndevaz Villagers Won't Allow
A villager, “Do you know where Amulsar is? Have you been there?... Sitting at home you wrote a tautology, you didn’t answer my question, eventually you must understand that people are living here, thousands of living creatures, children, elderly people, how can you stand the rocket?
16:55 August 28, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorWhat Did Gndevaz Village Head Agree with PM Hovik Abrahamyan about Amulsar Project?
After the cameras were placed, the village head told the villagers opposing to the mining project, “After negotiating with the government and different meeting, I understood one thing, the mine
15:20 August 28, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorThe Youth from Gndevaz Village Organizing Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Project
The Youth from Gndevaz Village Organizing Protest Demonstration against Amulsar Project
12:25 August 27, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots Dzor | YerevanAmulsar Passions Transferred to Yerevan
At the press conference held on 26 August at “EcoLur” Press Club Gndevaz villager, journalist Tehmine Yenoqyan, Pan-Armenian Environmental Front member Levon Galstyan and “EcoLur” Informational NGO President Inga Zarafyan expressed their opinions on Amulsar gold mining project and the construction of the heap leach plant. Gndevaz Village head and several villagers also attended the press conference
08:43 August 26, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorWhy Did Gndevaz Villagers Get Angry?
Gndevaz villager were angry with the fact though the hearings were held in Gndevaz Village, where the heap leach plant will be constructed, there was no room in the hall for Gndevaz villagers even to stand
17:29 August 25, 2014 | Mining | AragatsotnNature Protection Ministry Issued Positive Opinion to Project of Third Tailing Dump Submitted by 'Mego Gold' It Refused Previously
On 30 June the Nature Protection Ministry issued a positive opinion to the working project of the new tailing dump of Tukhmanuk gold dressing plant
11:26 August 25, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorScandal at Public Hearings of Amulsar Project
On 25 August, at 10:00 a.m., the public hearings of Amulsar gold mining project and EIA accountability held in Gndevaz Community, Vayots Dzor Region started with scandal. The project authors just started presenting the project, when a Gndevaz villager asked
22:21 August 22, 2014 | Mining | SyunikMeghrasar Mine In Territory of "Arevik" National Park?
Levon Galstyan mentioned that he searched and saw that the mine area is included in the territory of “Arevik” National Park
01:37 August 21, 2014 | Mining | Aragatsotn“Mego Gold” LLC Has Intentions for Open Pit Mining Central Area of Tukhmanuk Gold Mine
“Mego Gold” LLC has intentions for open pit mining in the central area of Tukhmanuk gold mine. The company
14:06 August 19, 2014 | MiningWhich Violations of Tailing Dumps Made Companies Liable?
On 14 August 2014 EcoLur addressed an enquiry to Nature Protection Minister Aramayis Grigoryan about the tailing dumps in Armenia. The enquiry say
15:25 August 18, 2014 | Mining | SyunikDay of Public Hearings in Meghrasar Gold Mine Development Project Known
The project plans to develop three open pits consecutively. The estimated reserves of the mine are as follows: ore – 345,392 tons, gold – 1602.9 kg, silver – 4496.52 kg. Annually 50,000 tons of ore will
13:50 August 12, 2014 | MiningIf Mining Companies Don't Solve Problems with Tailing Dumps, Nature Protection Ministry Will Stop Their Operation
The problem here is complicated, as we didn’t see proper closed areas for animals not to
14:34 August 11, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorEBRD and IFC Proceeded to Examining Complaints on Amulsar Project in Real Earnest
The International Finance Corporation, IFC, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, have proceeded to the examination of the complaints on Amulsar
14:08 August 11, 2014 | Mining | LoriVallex Group invests $320 million in exploration and development of Teghout deposit in Armenia
Teghout CJSC has been created to engage in exploitation of the Teghout deposit. The company will launch activity by the end of the year.
18:53 August 07, 2014 | Mining | SyunikMeghri Region Faces New Environmental Hazard: Meghrasar Open Pit Mining
The mine will be developed via explosions. Under the project, one of the unfavourable factors for Tashtoun and Litchq Villages is the noise during mining. Besides the noise, people’s health will be undermined with mining dust rich in toxic substances and harmful gases, as well as increase in radiation
18:39 August 07, 2014 | Mining | LoriEuropean Court for Human Rights Started Examining Shnogh and Teghout Villagers' Complaint vs. Armenia
The European Court for Human Rights has begun examining the complaint lodged by Shnogh and Teghout Villagers vs. Armenia, as
13:49 August 05, 2014 | Mining | Syunik"Zangezour Copper and Milybdenum Comine" CJSC To Import Devices Containing Radioactive Materials into Armenia
"Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine" CJSC will import devices containing radioactive materials into Armenia. On 31 July the executive reached
15:30 August 04, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorWhy Gndevaz Villagers Opposed to Amulsar Project?
We also worked at Amulsar, the mine is not open yet, but we worked during the geoprospecting…For example, I took part in the geoprospecting in Amulsar for one year, I worked for Geoteam Company. They drilled thousands of wells, and whoever worked there had problems with their health. For example, I had