On June 13-18, “Arnika” experts, together with non-governmental organizations from Armenia - “Center for Community Mobilization and Assistance” and “EcoLur” Informational NGO, will conduct a new stage of research on chemical pollution in the Ararat community, Ararat Region, and in Melikgyugh village in Aragatsotn Region. The research is carried out within the framework of “Participation of civil society in chemical safety advocacy in Armenia” project implemented with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
Reminder: since 2018, Arnika has been conducting research on industrial pollution together with Armenian non-governmental organizations. Previously, studies were carried out in Lori and Kotayk Regions, in areas affected by Alaverdi copper smelter, Akhtala mining and processing plant, Shamlukh copper deposit and three tailing dumps, Teghut copper-molybdenum deposit and tailing dump, Armanis gold-polymetallic deposit and tailing dump, Mghart gold deposit and tailing dump, Qaraberd gold deposit, Meghradzor gold deposit. The results of previous studies are available on the website of "Arnika" and "EcoLur".
The purpose of the studies is to assess the impact of industrial pollution on health, the environment and the social sphere.
The developed research model is based on analyzes taken according to a specific scheme, including all links in the pollution chain through environmental components (for example, soil, bottom sediments, dust), up to the human body. The model considers such factors as the coordinates of the polluting source, the composition of the pollutants, the direction of the winds, the proximity of the source to houses, water bodies and agricultural land, etc.
June 09, 2023 at 16:34