The complete re-operation of Teghout mine will resume starting from July 2019: till then preparatory works preceding the launch of mining operations are in full swing, as Shnogh community residents informed EcoLur.
The meeting with Executive Director of "Teghout" CJSC Karen Ghazaruan was held in Shnogh Community on 4 May with the participation of the administrative heads, members of Aldermen’s Councils and residents of Shnogh, Teghout and Qarkop. At the meeting, special focus was paid to the adherence to environmental standards in the course of mining operations, particularly the problems and safety of Teghout tailing dump.
It should be mentioned that “Vallex” Company Group, a part of which “Teghout” CJSC is, has acknowledged that Teghout tailing dump has problems. As the letter addressed to EcoLur says, improving the tailing dam or building tailings dams presumes a solution of a number of technical issues, including a comprehensive engineering design.
At the meeting, the representatives of “Teghout” CJSC noted that Teghout tailing dump doesn’t pose any danger and added they had invited specialists from Bulgaria to examine the matter of the tailing dump.
Shnogh residents mentioned that a leak from Teghout tailing dump occurred into the Debed River during works performed in Teghout mine around one month ago: currently there is no leak occurring.
One of the top matters on the agenda was working places so as to have the majority of the local population employed at the mine. One of the residents noted that the company doesn’t hire those who are in court litigation with the company. The company promised to hire 60% of the employees from Shnogh community.
15:53 May 23, 2019