Change of Venue of Public Hearings on Tezhasar Mine Doesn’t Change Its Essence
Nature Protection Ministry already third time announces about the hearings on Tezhasar nepheline- syenitic mine. The hearings will be held in Artavaz Village, Kotayk Region, at 12:00 on 26 July. The project will be implemented by “Alunima Corporation” Company. Reminder: the first time hearings were held on 3 May, then they were postponed for unknown reasons. The second time should have been held at Hrazdan Aarhus Center on 30 May, but the company leaders didn’t turn up, while the person in charge of economic activities refused to answer the questions. That is, the hearing actually failed. Nevertheless, “Healthy Hrazdan” public initiative made a statement against the project. Now it’s turn for a new statement, which says that the venue has changed from Hrazdan to Artavaz village. But it doesn’t matter where you change the venue, the essence doesn’t change. The project has marked negative impact on environment. It’s planned to be implemented in resort zone exposing mineral resources, resort towns and zones, and water resources to hazard.