Serzh Sargsyan Didn’t Address Environmental Problems of Hrazdan
February 01, 2013 at 17:06 | Elections...Politics...Ecology | Kotayk
On 31 January presidential candidate, incumbent president Serzh Sargsyan visited an ecological hot spot, Hrazdan Town. Hrazdan is environmentally unfavorable town polluted with the emissions of the cement plant, Hrazdan thermal power plant plus the mining
“Healthy Hrazdan” Initiative Proposes Mining Strategy to Serzh Sargsyan
January 31, 2013 at 00:54 | Mining | Kotayk
“Healthy Hrazdan” civic initiative intends to propose to Serzh Sargsyan to develop a strategy on mining industry. They have addressed a letter to the president, which particularly says, “...At least ten licenses for opencast development and geological prospecting
Who Wants to Sell Package on Tezhsar Mine?
January 29, 2013 at 17:53 | Mining | Kotayk
The official website of the Nature Protection Ministry,, informs that the documentation package on the project of developing Tezhsar nepheline-syenite mine has been sent for refinement. Starting from May 2011 “Alumina Corporation” Company has been persevering in its intention to get
Who Will Arrive in Tsaghkadzor, If They See Mines Nearby?
January 21, 2013 at 15:56 | Mining | Kotayk
If they see on the map, that molybdenum, aluminum, iron is mined next to Tsaghkadzor, who will come here? Nobody and never…Who will assess losses? We will lose both the investments and working places. The government
Khosrov Reserve To Be Focused by Supervisory Chamber for One Year
January 14, 2013 at 17:03 | Officials | Ararat | Kotayk
The monitoring will be conducted by the end of the year, for example, the Supervisory Chamber Chairman has highlighted the examination of the Khosrov reserve to exclude any activities in the reserve, which will violate
What Governmental Experts Will Say About Cyanide in Meghradzor?
January 10, 2013 at 15:13 | Mining | Kotayk
As substantiation, we bring an extract from the article by Sh. Amiryan, A. Karapetyan entitled “Mineralogical-geochemical characteristics of Meghradzor gold mine ores”, Bulletin of Academy of Sciences of Armenian SSR, XVII, N2, 1964. “...The content of gold was established in ores in spectral manner from 0.03% to 0.1 %, silver – from 0.1% to 0.3%, mercury – 0.01%, arsenic – over 10%
Hidden Risks: Uranium in Tezhsar Mine
January 10, 2013 at 11:25 | Mining | Kotayk
Tezhsar nepheline-syenites are accompanied with uranium and other radioactive elements, nevertheless, the project of Tezhsar opencast mine development submitted for the opinion of the environmental expertise by “Alumina Corporation” LLC doesn’t say a word about these words
Criminal Case against ArmForest Employees
January 09, 2013 at 10:51 | Officials | Kotayk
The department of Protection of State Interests of Public Prosecutor’s Office of Armenia has initiated a criminal case against the employees of “ArmForest” SNCO. The basis of the charge is that in 2009 they faked
Cyanic Armenia
January 08, 2013 at 12:03 | Mining | Aragatsotn | Ararat | Kotayk | Vayots dzor
Each mining company in Armenia considers it to be its duty to construct its own gold extraction plant. That’s why you can already 3 plants constructed in a tiny territory. Ararat gold extraction plant (Ararat Region) owned by GeoProMining Gold processes concentrate from Sotq gold ore and Meghradzor gold mine. Not far you can find
Risks of Mining Industry Concentrated in Meghradzor Resort Zone
December 25, 2012 at 12:28 | Mining | Kotayk
EcoLur thinks that the process of public discussions on these very projects passed into non-transparency stage, personal arrangements and high pressure on public and local villagers, which is fraught with high corruption risks and law violations. We call for Nature Protection Ministry and personally Minister Aram Harutyunyan
Freezing Tree Felling in Hrazdan
December 24, 2012 at 16:42 | Cities | Kotayk
Suddenly a whole bulk of posts appeared, which used to be trees, among well-known Christmas trees of Hrazdan stretching along the whole highway of Hrazdan-Yerevan. You can count about 100 such stubs. You can understand by traces
Public Protested Fact of Holding Public Hearings on Tezhsar Project
December 24, 2012 at 11:50 | Mining | Kotayk
Public representatives protested the fact of holding public hearings on 21 December on the project of Tezhsar nepheline-syenite mine by Alumina Corporation. The statement of the hearings is already the fourth. “Healthy Hrazdan” civic initiative
Second Hearings on Cyanic Plant Project in Meghradzor Village
December 19, 2012 at 16:01 | Mining | Kotayk
The second public hearings were held on the construction project of a new cyanic plant by “Meghradzor Gold” Company in Meghradzor Village on 17 December. As Hrazdan Aarhus Center Coordinator and member of “Healthy Hrazdan” civic initiative Zhora Arakelyan told EcoLur, the project developers