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Continiuing Demands Addressed to EBRD
15:25 December 22, 2015 | Water | Syunik
“Regional Monitoring Institute” NGO continues demanding from the financial institutions funding the project on Kapan Town water supply system improvement to undertake responsibility for the program. This material refers to the recent correspondence of
Armenian River Ecosystem Endangered: SHPP Program Outcomes Presented
14:35 December 16, 2015 | Small HPPs, Renewable Energy | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzor
On 15 December the first outcomes of “Support to the Reforms of SHPPs through a Dialogue between the Public and The Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA for the Purpose of River Ecosystem Use” project implemented with the support of
Mining Pressure on "Zangezur" Biosphere Complex Increasing
15:54 November 24, 2015 | Mining | Syunik
Mining pressure on "Zangezur" Biosphere Complex is increasing. "Geghi Gold" and "Ler-Ex" companies intend to dig for minerals in the basin of the River Geghi on the territory of "Zangezur" state reserve.
Experts Continue to Present the Gaps in Amulsar Project
11:30 November 24, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
The impact on the quality of crops and fertility is not assessed. I have an environment survey of another similar mine situated on the same height when the dust scattering from the mine and tailing dump contaminated the harvest of orchards
Highest Temperature Recorded in Armenia
18:24 November 23, 2015 | Officials | Syunik | Tavush
The highest temperature was recorded in Kapan, it was 22 degrees (so far the highest temperature has been recorded in
IFC Ombudsman's Office Published Report on Amulsar Complaint
13:25 November 12, 2015 | Amulsar | Syunik | Vayots dzor
IFC CAO (Compliance Advisor Ombudsman) released its appraisal on incompliance of Amulsar open gold mining project funded by Lydian International to IFC principles and standards of social and environmental responsibility.
Specialists: Amulsar Not Newly Detected Mine
16:28 November 11, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
According to the presented project (Amulsar) and the concluded contract, only gold and silver will be extracted in the mine. The project submitted to expertise should either have completely excluded the presence of other elements and naturally studies should have been carried out in this direction or submitted information about their possible presence. Naturally, if there are other elements, they should be extracted in heap leaching, if extraction is not ensured, they are classified as losses and these losses must be

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