New-Built Chimney Doesn’t Solve Environmental Problems in Alaverdi

New-Built Chimney Doesn’t Solve Environmental Problems in Alaverdi

Marianna Pepanyan, www.azatutyun.am

The old chimney of Alaverdi Copper Smelting Factory has been changed into a new one to cut down harmful emissions of Alaverdi Copper Smelting Factory, but environmentalists are convinced this can’t be a solution to the problem.

New chimney will be higher its predecessor by 300 meters, while the new chimney is expected to cut down harmful emissions by 10 times. On September 22 “Valex” Group Company President Valery Mejlumyan stated they will start constructing a new workshop for sulfuric acid, which will drastically decrease harmful emissions. Greens Union Chairman Hakob Sanasaryan said though the new chimney will reduce the amount of harmful emissions in Alaverdi, it will harm adjacent settlements and forests.

September 26, 2011 at 02:25