Those Responsible for Funding and Equipping mining in Amulsar

Those Responsible for Funding and Equipping mining in Amulsar

In February 2017, Armenian Environmental Front published information on philanthropists of Armenian origin who support opening a mine in Amulsar Mountain next to Jermuk. We are now presenting the key entities responsible for funding and…
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EBRD renounces its liability in Amulsar mine project

EBRD renounces its liability in Amulsar mine project

One of the main sponsors of the mining project planned on mountain Amulsar next to Jermuk town is European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). EBRD was established in 1991 by the USA and European…
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Plans for New Sanitary Landfill Promise Short-Term Solution to Armenia’s Waste Problems

Plans for New Sanitary Landfill Promise Short-Term Solution to Armenia’s Waste Problems

This article initially appeared on TheArmenianWeekly. To solve the problem of waste dumps in Armenia, in recent years the government has been making steps towards creating landfills that will meet international standards. For this purpose…
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Who are Lydian’s “independent” mining experts?

Who are Lydian’s “independent” mining experts?

There are number of factual reasons why no mine should be exploited in Amulsar and these have been brought forward by experts with years of experience. However, in addition to this, the offshore Lydian company…
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What is going on at Teghut Mine (Video)

What is going on at Teghut Mine (Video)

On the 19th of January human rights defender Arthur Sakunts posted on his Facebook page: “Reliable sources informed us that cracks have appeared on the tailing dam in Teghut. As a result, tailing wastes have…
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About gold mine project in Amulsar presented by Lydian International

About gold mine project in Amulsar presented by Lydian International

It is no news that on December 24, 2017, international independent experts declined the invitation of Armenia’s Minister of Nature Protection Artsvik Minasyan to participate in the trilateral meeting with Lydian International’s consultants to discuss…
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International Experts Respond to Artsvik Minasyan’s Invitation to a Meeting Around Amulsar Project’s Issues

International Experts Respond to Artsvik Minasyan’s Invitation to a Meeting Around Amulsar Project’s Issues

We became aware from an email sent to the media and larger public by Harout Bronozian, chemical and environmental engineer, that he and internationally acclaimed mining experts that have been making extensive critiques on the…
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Acid Mine Drainage in Amulsar and its Hazard․ Professor Armen Saghatelyan

Acid Mine Drainage in Amulsar and its Hazard․ Professor Armen Saghatelyan

On December 12, 2017 alternative public expertise was carried out as a result of which negative ecological conclusion was given to possible gold mine exploitation with the use of cyanide in Amulsar. During the 3-hour…
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In Solidarity with Georgian Environmentalists

In Solidarity with Georgian Environmentalists

Armenian Environmental Front expresses its solidarity with Georgian Young Greens who oppose distribution of main functions of Ministry of Environment in Georgia among other ministries which factually results in abolition of this Ministry. The announcement of the…
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Amulsar: Alternative Public Expertise On December 12

Amulsar: Alternative Public Expertise On December 12

On December 12 at 10:45 am – 14:00 an environmental meeting will be held, during which industry experts and environmentalists will examine the issues that are being ignored by the Armenian government and responsible state…
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