On February 25, 2020, a public demand campaign was held in the village of Mets Ayrum, Lori Region, in support of the Danielyans family living near Nahatak tailing dump. The purpose of this campaign was to help the family get compensation for the damages caused by Nahatak tailing dump.
The campaign was organized by the Community Mobilization and Support Center NGO and members of “SOS Mets Ayrum” campaign.
The representative of the Danielyans, Harutyun Danielyan, stated that Akhtala OPC is ready to provide compensation for the apartment and the family will be able to obtain another apartment in the same village, which is relatively far from the tailing dump. Gagik Shahnazaryan, representative of Akhtala OPC, confirmed this information.
Oleg Dulgaryan noted that both the Danielyans and other families face health problems. Rosa Julhakyan, an expert at Ecolur Informational NGO, emphasized that Nahatak tailing dump should be reclaimed as soon as possible and find innovative variants of tail processing.
Reminder: Within the framework “Strengthening Civil Society Impact on Solutions to Industrial Pollution Problems in Alaverdi and Akhtala” project implemented by “Arnika” Czech organization, Community Mobilization and Support Center NGO and EcoLur Information NGO , a research was carried out in the areas of Alaverdi and Akhtala Communities in Lori Region. Samples were also taken from the Danielyans’ area. According to the findings, arsenic, cadmium and dioxins are at greatest risk to human health in Alaverdi and Akhtala communities, Lori Region.
12:20 February 26, 2020