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Nature Protection Ministry Staff Estimate Damage Caused to Nature from ZCMC Tailing Pipe Breakdown

Nature Protection Ministry Staff Estimate Damage Caused to Nature from ZCMC Tailing Pipe Breakdown
13:03 August 28, 2012

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The official website of Nature Protection Ministry informs that upon Nature Protection Minister Aram Harutyunyan’s assignment, staff of Syunik Regional Division of the State Environmental Inspection of Nature Protection Ministry have examined the situation arisen because of the tailing pipe breakdown of “Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC (ZCMC), carried out sampling of polluted waters, environmental damage is not being estimated for damages. Under this source, ZCMC immediately undertook cleaning and washing polluted areas, transferred waste water to reserve waste discharge thus recovering working regime. Reminder: earlier the website informed that a breakdown of tailing pipe occurred at “Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine” CJSC which resulted in leakage of ore concentrate into environment by pouring out into the drainpipe located on the right part of the road running to Geghi and some of part of it poured into the Voghji Rover, as well as onto 100-meter-long asphalted area.”