No Accident Detected in Alaverdi Copper Smelting Plant: Town Covered with Smog Because of Weather Conditions

No Accident Detected in Alaverdi Copper Smelting Plant: Town Covered with Smog Because of Weather Conditions

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On 15 June, EcoLur received an alarm signal from the residents of Alaverdi Town, Lori Region that the town is covered with Alaverdi copper and molybdenum combine smog. EcoLur addressed this alarm signal to Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body.

“Based on the complaints of Alaverdi residents in regard to the smoke spread in the city, Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body employees have visited Alaverdi copper and molybdenum combine. No accident has been detected. It has been found out that due to weather conditions (rainy) and air humidity, the emissions of the plant don’t get spread completely, as they get heavy, so the main emissions residue on the low areas. In this regard, Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body convinced the combine administration to reduce productivity volumes for a while,” the message of Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body says.

It should be mentioned that according to “GEO Alaverdi: Environment and Urban Development” report drawn up in 2009 with the participation of Alaverdi Municipality and Alaverdi Aarhus Center with the support of UNEP/GRID ARENDAl and OSCE, the annual emission of sulfur anhydride is 25,000 tons.

Under US Disease Control and Prevention Centers, sulfur anhydride is one of the factors that can lead to premature birth, birth of dead babies and miscarriages.

16:18 June 18, 2018


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