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16:47 September 17, 2014 | Mining | AragatsotnNational Assembly Expert: Mego Gold LLC Implementing Illegal Activities
Hermine Poghosyan, Expert at the National Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture and Environment, stated that “Mego Gold” LC is implementing illegal activities. She made this statement at
15:27 September 17, 2014 | Mining | LoriTeghut Mine Still Not Developed But Shnogh River in Disastrous Situation
Under the data by “Environmental Impact Monitoring Center” of Nature Protection Minister, the pollution of the Shnogh River, Lori region, is classified under
12:52 September 16, 2014 | Mining | AragatsotnEnvironmentalist Greta Gabrielyan to "Mego Gold": "Let Community Know that You Are Working Illegally"
At the public hearings on Tukhmanuk gold mine project held in Meliq Vellage, Aragatsotn Region, on 10 September the company director Ashot Poghosyan and environmentalists had an argument
17:58 September 12, 2014 | MiningMining Eliminating Thousands of Acres of Agricultural Land Areas
The mining is considered to be a branch of economy mostly associated with the desertification process in
17:40 September 11, 2014 | MiningIf 10% of Mining Licenses Work, Armenia Won't Have Water
“If 10% of the mining licenses work, Armenia won’t have any water for irrigation,” Hakob Sanasaryan, the Chairman of Greens Union of Armenia, was beating
11:06 September 11, 2014 | Mining | AragatsotnMeliq Villagers Don't Believe "Gentleman" Promises by "Mego Gold"
“Under the geological and environmental data, when a tailing dump is full, it must be covered with a thick layer of ground and fenced so as an animal or human doesn’t enter its territory. The first tailing dump is full, nothing was done, the second is full as well… even a drop of rain causes it to flow into the river, which we use
12:27 September 08, 2014 | Mining | SyunikVoghji River Dying (Photos)
SHPPs and mining make the Voghji River a dying river. EcoLur’s camera fixed
17:16 September 02, 2014 | Mining | GegharkunikAfter Explosions Mine Yellow Dust Sitting on Sotq Village Fields
Every day after the explosions at Sotq gold mine the gold dust sits on the fields in Sotq Village, as
16:41 September 02, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots DzorWhat Impact Will Amulsar Project Have on KfW Bank Investment project?
At the public hearings on Amulsar project held in Gndevaz community, Vayots Dzor Region, on 25 August the representative of German KfW Bank
16:13 September 02, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorNature Protection Ministry Approved News About Fining "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" CJSC in Amount of 30,723,000 AMD
The Nature Protection Ministry has provided to EcoLur information about the problems and fines recorded in the tailing dumps of Armenia
13:58 September 01, 2014 | Mining | Vayots DzorAbout Amulsar Project Hazards and Millions Promised to Gndevaz Villagers
here we have to understand why the company is willing to make such expenses to develop this mine with low concentration
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