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Protest Demonstration  - No To New Mining in Armenia
11:00 October 30, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
Protest Demonstration - No To New Mining in Armenia
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front is holding a protest demonstration on 30 October under the slogan ' No To New Mining in Armenia '. The protest demonstration is organized
Jermuk Development Center Refused from Participation in the Discussion on Amulsar Project Proposed by REC Caucasus
17:13 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Jermuk Development Center Refused from Participation in the Discussion on Amulsar Project Proposed by REC Caucasus
On October 3 the Caucasus Armenia is organizing a round table on Amulsar open pit mining project and the construction of a heap leach facility in the frames of “Local Action Plan on Nature Protection in Jermuk Town” program. In reply to the invitation for participation, 'Jermuk Development Center' NGO expressed
REC Caucasus Armenia Replied to PEF’s Call to Refuse from Participation in Discussions on Amulsar
16:59 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
REC Caucasus Armenia Replied to PEF’s Call to Refuse from Participation in Discussions on Amulsar
EcoLur has received a letter from the director of REC Caucasus Armenia Nune Harutyunyan, which says, 'In reply to EcoLur's article entitled ' PEF Calling to Refuse Invitations to Discuss Amulsar Project'' dated on 28 October, we would like to ask
Minister Aramayis Grigoryan Was In Aragatsotn Region for Tukhmanuk Mine
16:42 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Aragatsotn
Minister Aramayis Grigoryan Was In Aragatsotn Region for Tukhmanuk Mine
Learning the situation on the spot the Minister Aramayis Grigoryan outlined in his talk with 'Mego Gold' LLC that they will be
PEF Will Sue Nature Protection Ministry, if Ministry Issues Positive Opinion to Meghrasar Mining Project
15:42 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Syunik
PEF Will Sue Nature Protection Ministry, if Ministry Issues Positive Opinion to Meghrasar Mining Project Video
Panarmenian Environmental Front stated that PEF will sue the Ministry of Nature Protection if the latter realizes Meghrasar mining project.
The Residents of Gndevaz Village Demanding from EBRD to Stop Financing Amulsar Project and Not to Violate Their Rights
12:11 October 29, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
The Residents of Gndevaz Village Demanding from EBRD to Stop Financing Amulsar Project and Not to Violate Their Rights
The residents of Gndevaz Village in Vayots Dzor made a complaint to the Ombudsman (CAO) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) demanding to stop financing the project of opencast development of Amulsar gold mine and the construction of a heap leach facility in the territory of the village, where 209 residents
PEF Calling to Turn Down Invitations to Discuss Amulsar Project
16:07 October 28, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
PEF Calling to Turn Down Invitations to Discuss Amulsar Project
The interest of the foreign companies towards the soil reserves in Armenia doesn’t stop. Now Lydian International Company registered in one of the British offshores, is trying to develop Amulsar gold mine in any way, so it organized discussions and
Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee To Conduct Measurements of Radioactive Pollution in Azatek Mine
15:51 October 27, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee To Conduct Measurements of Radioactive Pollution in Azatek Mine
The Nuclear Safety Regulatory Committee by the Armenian Government will carry out measurements of radiation and radioactive pollution on geoprospecting spots and near villagers’ houses
Gold Will be Exported Leaving Poison Collected in Tailing Dump to Our People
13:51 October 27, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Gold Will be Exported Leaving Poison Collected in Tailing Dump to Our People
The reserves of Amulsar mine were last established in December, 2013. In the article “Half a billion investments in gold mining” published in the weekly newspaper “Delovoy Express” (19.09.2014) Hayk Aloyan, the chief director
IFC and EBRD Running PR Campaign in Support of Amulsar Project
16:06 October 24, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
IFC and EBRD Running PR Campaign in Support of Amulsar Project
The International Finance Corporation, IFC, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, EBRD, are running a PR campaign in support of Amulsar open pit mining project and heap leach mining. IFC and EBRD are the main
3.8 Billion Hidden Tax Detected Due to Examinations
15:25 October 24, 2014 | Mining | Syunik
3.8 Billion Hidden Tax Detected Due to Examinations
The examinations at “Dundee Precious Metals Kapan” CJSC resulted in recorded additional tax obligations of 3, 809,000,000 AMD (or around 9.5 million AMD). The company has
Meghrasar Mining Causing Great Damage to Arevik National Park and Water Resources
14:46 October 24, 2014 | Mining | Syunik
Meghrasar Mining Causing Great Damage to Arevik National Park and Water Resources
The project doesn’t say anything about possible presence of the uranium in the mine and radiation risks. But the article authored by G.P. Aloyan and entitled “Uranium Capacity and Geological Formations of Armenia” says, “The characteristic geotype of Megri open pit is
Governmental Unprecedented Resolution to Transfer Red-Listed Species from Amulsar
14:06 October 24, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Governmental Unprecedented Resolution to Transfer Red-Listed Species from Amulsar
Environmental groups in Armenia are in an uproar over a July 2014 government decision they say will allow a mining company to remove and replant endangered flora species and thus circumvent Armenian domestic law and the country’s international
Gold Mining in Armenia Increased 5 Times
12:03 October 23, 2014 | Mining
Gold Mining in Armenia Increased 5 Times
If gold mining in 2008 and 2009 made up 720 and 499 kg of gold, respectively, in 2013 gold and poly-metallic ore mining volume made up
Economy Ministry Replied to SOS Amulsar Initiative's Open Letter
18:14 October 22, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
Economy Ministry Replied to SOS Amulsar Initiative's Open Letter
EcoLur has received a letter from Economy Ministry in reply to SOS Amulsar Initiative's open letter addressed to Minister Karen Tcshmarityan, which particularly says, “Your open letter addressed
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
14:52 October 21, 2014 | Mining | Aragatsotn
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
Environmental Expertise Shall Reject Tukhmanuk Gold Mining project
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
13:43 October 20, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Vayq Town Residents Are Frightened to Death: Hazard of Town Pollution from Azatek Mine
Vayq Town residents are frightened to death: Azatek mine geoprospecting works have launched directly above their houses, while the mine contains uranium, as old villagers insist. They say they will have to run away
Armenian Government Adopted Illegal Resolution
12:53 October 20, 2014 | Mining | Vayots dzor
Armenian Government Adopted Illegal Resolution
It should be mentioned that simultaneously with adopting this decision, Lydian International Company submitted the EIA of Amulsar mining project for the environmental
“Baktek Eco” LLC Director, Liska and Arjut Gold Mine
12:04 October 20, 2014 | Mining | Lori
“Baktek Eco” LLC Director, Liska and Arjut Gold Mine
“Environmental Expertise” SNCO of Nature Protection Ministry has issued a positive opinion to Arjut gold mining project submitted by “Baktek Eco” LLC. The opinion
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
12:58 October 17, 2014 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
SOS Amulsar Initiative’s Open Letter to Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan
At the press conference on 15 October you stated that the factual implementation of Amulsar open pit mining project will be launched in early 2015 and presented certain

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