Roads Running to Amulsar Mine Blocked for Over 100 Days: Photo Exhibition and Concert in Yerevan

Roads Running to Amulsar Mine Blocked for Over 100 Days: Photo Exhibition and Concert in Yerevan

EcoLur

An exhibition of photos and a concert were held in Mashtots Park in Yerevan on 30 September regarding 100 days of blocking the roads running to Amulsar mine. Photos from different protest demonstrations held in the protection of Amulsar were exhibited. 

'EcoLur' Informational NGO President Inga Zarafyan told how they started the information campaign against Amulsar gold project, 'In 2011 EcoLur learned that 'Geoteam' company is conducting activities next to Jermuk resort house, while nobody in Jermuk was aware of the company, its project, and risks. The first hot alarm signal was beaten when EcoLur found on the Internet what Amulsar mine is. It's a uranium mine. Then we found Petros Aloyan's research article on the internet (Lydian Armenia CEO Hayk Aloyan's father), where he is describing Amulsar uranium mine and writing that the mine is located at a distance of 4-5 km from Amulsar. The company rejected this fact and so far the uranium mine of Amulsar hasn't been assessed properly,' Inga Zarafyan said.

She mentioned that in 2012 Amulsar problems appeared in the focus Jermuk Town, Gndevaz villagers and civil society at large. 'A wide range of public discussions were launched on the environment, human health risks and its impact on Jermuk resort town with the involvement of active 'green' movements. Currently, S.O.S Amulsa campaign has reached its peak and this photo exhibition is devoted to this event,' Inga Zarafyan added.

19:33 October 01, 2018


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