5 Million AMD Compensation for Recovery of Damage Caused to Environment by "Akhtala OPC" CJSC

5 Million AMD Compensation for Recovery of Damage Caused to Environment by

RA Nature Protection Ministry

From 16 January to 4 February Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body of RA Nature Protection Ministry carried out inspections in "Akhtala OPC", as a result of which they found out that the company has violated:

· Requirements of Articles 27 and 37 of RA Water Code have been violated:

· Water intake has been carried out more than permitted by the water usage permit,

· Water intake registration hasn’t been implemented in a set manner,

· The industrial wastewater having occurred due to the accident in 2017 polluted land areas of 200 m2, which has been cleaned upon the demand of Nature Protection and Soil Inspection Body of RA Nature Protection Ministry,

· For the aforementioned violations Article 63 (2) of RA Law ‘On Administration Violations’ lays down administrative responsibility in the amount of 200,000 AMD, as well as the damage caused to the water resources with the pollution of water resources and excessive water intake has been estimated in the amount of 3,070,914  AMD.

· Requirements of Articles 12 and 15 of RA Law ‘On Preservation of Atmospheric Air’

· Excessive dust has been emitted into the atmospheric air, as well as carbon dioxides without permit,

· For the aforementioned violations Article 80 of RA Law ‘On Administration Violations’ lays down administrative responsibility in the amount of 150,000, as well as the damage caused to the atmospheric air has been estimated in the amount of 1,933,060  AMD.

· Requirements of Articles 12 and 13 of RA Law ‘On Wastes’:

· The passports of the wastes haven’t been developed, as well as the limits of waste formation and disposal haven’t been set,

· For the aforementioned violations Article 2011 of RA Law ‘On Administration Violations’ lays down administrative responsibility in the amount of 50,000.

· Requirements of Articles 61 and 69 of RA Law ‘On Soil’:

· Environmental fees haven’t been paid.

Thus, all the aforementioned violations have caused damage to environment in the amount of 5.003.974 AMD and administrative responsibility in the amount of 200,000 AMD.

17:35 March 01, 2018


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