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SOS Amulsar Initiative Received Response from IFC CAO Office
15:23 April 27, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
The CAO (Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman) produced a compliance appraisal report on the complaint on Amulsar open pit mining project and the construction of a heal peach facility implemented by
Ecocorridors - New Protected Areas in Armenia
18:43 April 14, 2015 | Biodiversity | Ararat | Kotayk | Syunik | Vayots dzor
WWF Armenia launches a new project on creation of eco-corridors that will connect the specially protected areas. The first corridor will run from Arevik National Park to Khosrov reserve. It will include
Legal Opinion on Amulsar Gold Mining Project
16:02 April 10, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
The environmental expertise of Amulsar gold mining project developed by “Geoteam” CJSC has been carried out with a number of violations of the Armenian legislation.
In response to the questions addressed to Geoteam
14:07 April 03, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
To wrap-up the discussion of cyanide and to dispel the doubts on the “million tons” used in Amulsar, we’d like to say that IN TOTAL only 1.1 million tons of sodium cyanide annually is produced all over the world, with only 6% of this used in the mining industry worldwide. The remaining 94% is used in production of
10 Towns in Armenia Committed to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 20% Till 2020
18:03 March 30, 2015 | Officials | Aragatsotn | Kotayk | Shirak | Tavush | Vayots dzor | Yerevan
The Nature Protection Ministry organized a discussion with the community heads having joined EU ‘Covenant of Mayors’ initiative towards the 21st convention of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Out of Armenian towns joined
Time for Armenia to choose: Mining for Development or Systematic Plunder?
17:48 March 30, 2015 | Mining | Lori | Syunik | Vayots dzor
We urge the citizens of Armenia and our compatriots living abroad not to be indifferent towards this destructive process and realize that time has come for all of us to make a decision - either side with the exploitation of the mines for the sake of our country’s “development” or systematic plunder of the natural resources belonging
Amulsar Mine Dust Can Get Spread Over 30 Km Distance
17:38 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
The problem is as follows: dust dissemination radius in Amulsar open pit mining EIA has been estimated and assessed up to 1 km, while the SIA plans to construct special hydrotechnical structures to prevent
Communities Adjacent to Lake Sevan - Amulsar Mine Project Affected
17:27 March 26, 2015 | Mining | Gegharkunik | Syunik | Vayots dzor
The fact that open pit mining will be implemented in the drainage basin of Lake Sevan is already an undeniable legal ground to consider the possible impact on Lake Sevan substantiated and to recognize at least the communities adjacent
Results of Amulsar Gold Mining Document Study Results: Conclusions and Proposals
15:27 March 23, 2015 | Mining | Syunik | Vayots dzor
This time it’s Harutyun Movsisyan, PhD in Geological Sciences, Associate Professor, who submitted his assessment on the official website of Aarhus Centers, www.aarhus.am, which particularly says: “The EIA submitted by the company mentions heap leach facility with a capacity of 106 million tons and says nothing that this volume is wastes to be collected in the tailing dump, which needs technical conditions, special project
Open Letter to "Geoteam" Company from Residents Concerned with Future of Gndevaz and Vayots Dzor
19:01 March 13, 2015 | Mining | Vayots dzor
You mention that in the heap leach facility the PH of the sodium cyanide shall be 11 and over in order not to have hydrogen cyanide leak, the small amount of which is lethal. We would like to get clarifications how this process will be implemented in the area of 134 ha with 4 million tons of solution under temperature fluctuations from -30 to +30 degrees in the rain or snow or what
Spitak and Vayq Committed to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20% by 2020
17:48 March 13, 2015 | Officials | Lori | Vayots dzor
The municipalities of Spitak and Vayk together with Habitat for Humanity Armenia foundation supported by the European Union implement “Access to renewable and efficient energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project. “In the upcoming 4 years it’s planned to

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