Soil of Meliq, Rya Taza and Miraq Villages is Polluted with Heavy Metals and Toxic Elements from Tukhmanuk Gold Mine

Soil of Meliq, Rya Taza and Miraq Villages is Polluted with Heavy Metals and Toxic Elements from Tukhmanuk Gold Mine

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Heavy and exotoxic elements such as As, Sb, Pb, Cd, Cu, Mn, V, Cr, Co, Ni, Zn, Sn, Bi are spread from Tukhmanuk gold mine via different pipes, which get accumulated in Meliq, Rya Taza and Miraq Villages, Aragatsotn Region, and other land areas, as well as in bottom sediments of Halavar and Qasagh Villages. This is what “Ecochemical Analysis of Tukhmanuk zone land and river bottom sediments” work says implemented by “ArmEcoMonitoring” SNCO Deputy Director Seyran Minasyan on “BLEJAN” NGO’s order.

According to this work, the total concentrations of potentially hazardous 17 elements and metals (Sr, Ba, Mn, V, Cr, Co, Ni, Fe, Cu, Zn, Sn, Bi, U, As, Sb, Pb, Cd) have been determined in the samples. It turned out that the concentration of the studied elements of the observation sites located above Meliq Village and below Miraq Village and interim territory of Rya Taza-Meliq exceeds MCP by 12.-2.5 times.

Reminder: Tukhmanuk gold mine is developed by “MegoGold” LLC.

 

 

June 13, 2013 at 14:02