Kapan-based NGOs expressed their indignation with non-availability of information about the tailing pipe of Zangezour copper and molybdenum combine (ZCMC). They called for to ensure public control over how the environmental inspection assesses environmental damage caused due to the breakdown. “Kapan-based NGOs organized a discussion as a result of the breakdown of the tailing pipe at ZMCM, when tails had been poring out into the Voghji River for 12 hours. The aim of the discussion was to get clarifications from environmental inspection and Zangezour copper and molybdenum combine. Nevertheless, the representatives of Syunik Territorial Environmental Inspection and ZCMC didn’t take part in the discussion. In near future we will enquire from the Nature Protection Ministry to ensure public control over the report of the environmental inspection as regards with the occurred breakdown. We are sure that the factual picture of damage caused to environment won’t be available without public control, that’s why the whole process should undergo public control.”
We condemn non-availability of any information about the actions of Syunik Environmental Inspection and ZCMC and call for them to provide comprehensive explanations to questions public is concerned with,” the statement says. The statement has been undersigned by Kapan Aarhus Center, “For Sustainable Human Development” NGO, “Azatamart” Committee, Association of Young Lawyers and Kapan Women’s Resource Center.
15:06 August 22, 2012