Dense smog has covered Alaverdi Town for several days. The chimney located on the top of Koshaberdsar, Alaverdi Copper Smelting Plant owned by “ACP” Company, a part of “Vallex Group”, is not working. Through www.aarhus.am website Alaverdi Aarhus Center Coordinator Anush Evoyan informs that the old pipe is considered a reserve one, which is used in case of industrial breakdowns or relevant events. Nevertheless, the atmospheric air has significantly changed because of the smoke clouds coming out of the old pipe. Local people are worried and in panic.
In his interview with EcoLur Armen Vardanyan, Head of Information and Public Relations Department of Nature Protection Ministry, informed that the State Environmental Inspection is aware of the problem and they are currently inspecting the problem, findings will be reported later.
Photo is taken from www.aarhus.am web site.
17:17 June 03, 2015