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Ex Minister Vardan Ayvazyan's Surprising Comments to Chinese Company's Future Plans
17:09 March 02, 2015 | Mining | Kotayk
Ex Minister Vardan Ayvazyan's Surprising Comments to Chinese Company's Future Plans
Ex Nature Protection Minister Vardan Ayvazyan (2001-2007) urges that Chinese “Fortune Oil” Company hasn’t refused from the iron mines in Armenia, the assets of which it purchased in 2011 through the shares of “Nagin” Company owned by the Ex Minister. During “R-Evolution” program on 01.03.2015 I his interview
Armanis Mine Planned To Be Expanded by Another 70 Ha and To Develop This Area in Opencast Manner
16:02 March 02, 2015 | Mining | Lori
Armanis Mine Planned To Be Expanded by Another 70 Ha and To Develop This Area in Opencast Manner
“Sagamar” CJSC intends to expand Armanis gold-polymetallic mine in Lori Region by another 70 ha for open pit mining, as Stepanavan Aarhus Center Coordinator Manya Meliqjanyan informed
No To Mining at Amulsar, Protests in Sweden
12:17 February 27, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
No To Mining at Amulsar, Protests in Sweden
օn February 26, in the capital city of Sweden, a group of environmentalists joined to the campaign against the mining at Amulsar initiated by Lydian International Ltd
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
Not taking into consideration the villagers’ objections, Mets Ayrum Aldermen's Council reached a decision to change the category of 12 ha land
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

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