The equipment of "Akhtala Ore Processing Combine" CJSC is again near Nahatak tailing dump, they want to carry out work on raising the dam of the tailing dump. The people of Mets Ayrum have gathered again and do not allow the equipment to work. Oleg Dulgaryan, President of Community Mobilization and Support Center NGO, posted about this on his Facebook page on May 15.
“Clearly knowing that the villagers were opposed to raising the tailings dam, the company did the same again. I suspect that this is done in order to put pressure on the activists through administrative proceedings. I urge you to have a dialogue with the residents, to listen to them and meet their demands, otherwise all this is perceived as a normal provocation," he posted.
Shortly afterwards, Oleg Dulgaryan contacted EcoLur and said that Deputy Head of Tumanyan Department of tori Region Police had arrived in Mets Ayrum, urging them to meet at the Police Department in the Monday to resolve the issue.
12:37 May 15, 2020