Pan-Armenian Environmental Front
Besides the destruction of ancient forest ecosystem, Teghout mine also caused other serious negative consequences, one of which is extreme deterioration of the river water flowing in the areas adjacent to the mine. Solid proofs of this fact are submitted in Seyran Minasyan’s research entitled “Dynamics of Shnogh River Water Quality for 2009-2015”, a researcher at the Institute for Chemical Physics of NAS RA.
The preparatory works and development of Teghout mine have essential adversary impact on the water ecosystem of the Shnogh River.
The quality of the river water is steadily deteriorating in parallel with the mining activity for 2009-2015. As compared with 2009, the average concentrations of these elements (Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Mo, Pb) have increased according to the hydrological seasons.
The pressure of Teghout mine on the quality of the river water and ecosystem has wide-scale nature.
The Shnogh River is classified as risk water body according to the EU Water Framework Directive.
16:15 March 09, 2016