Excess in Metal Concentration in Debed Because of Leak of Akhtala OPC Tailing Dump

Excess in Metal Concentration in Debed Because of Leak of Akhtala OPC Tailing Dump

EcoLur

As a result of the leaks out of Akhtala OPC tailing pipe, an excessive concentration of metals in the Debed River has been recorded, as Protection and Soil Inspection Body Press Secretary Vruyr Pepanyan told EcoLur. Pepanyan didn't publicise any other details and said that the results of the inspection held at Akhtala OPC will be published after being summarized.

According to the data for 2017 provided by 'Environmental Monitoring and Information Center' SNCO of RA Nature Protection Ministry, the transboundary Debed River is one of the most polluted rivers, Class 5, where molybdenum and dependent substances have exceeded all the permitted amounts.

19:49 February 07, 2018


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