On 25 January the polluted tails of Artsvanik Tailing Dump owned by Zangezour Copper and Molybdenum Combine have been dumped into the Norashenik River. Samvel Sargsyan, Head of Syunik Community located in immediate proximity to Artsvanik Tailing Dump and having been in direct impact, told EcoLur that the areas of Syunik Community haven't been affected with the leaks.
'Employess of Syunik Territorial Division of State Environmental Inspection of RA Nature Protection Ministry have arrived and sampled the river water. Additional information will be provided after the lav analyses,' RA Nature Protection Ministry Information and Public Relations Department Head Armen Vardanyan informed EcoLur.
12:19 January 26, 2017