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Technical gaps and problems of Amulsar mine project: interview with chemical/ecological engineer Harout Bronozian (USA)

Technical gaps and problems of Amulsar mine project: interview with chemical/ecological engineer Harout Bronozian (USA)

Since December 2014 Harout Bronozian has been writing to representatives of Lydian Armenia and Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection regarding Amulsar gold mine exploitation project. The correspondence has been mainly about the technical aspects of…
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Free Condoms for EBRD – one of the Investors of the Amulsar Gold Mine (video)

Free Condoms for EBRD – one of the Investors of the Amulsar Gold Mine (video)

On March 7, 2017, European Bank for Reconsruction and Development (EBRD), together with the representatives of the European Union and the Swedish Government, were presenting a project funded by their respective institutions and titled “Business…
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February 16, Court Hearing Around the Claim to Cancel Amulsar Gold Mine Project. AEF

February 16, Court Hearing Around the Claim to Cancel Amulsar Gold Mine Project. AEF

Since April 2015, many residents of Gndevaz community of Vayots Dzor marz and two environmental NGOs have been litigating the permits given by the RA Ministry of Nature Protection as well as other Governmental agencies…
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Connect the dots between philanthropists and miners

Connect the dots between philanthropists and miners

  Lydian Armenia (former Geoteam): the company who intends to mine gold in Amulsar. The company has no prior mining experience whatsoever. Geoteam was founded in 2005. 100% of the company’s shares belong to Lydian…
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Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

Is Aurora Compatible with Amulsar Mining? Open letter to Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan

To the Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Members of Board of Directors of Ameriabank CJSC Noubar Afeyan Ruben Vardanyan Dear Mr. Afeyan, Mr. Vardanyan, Days ago we were surprised and disappointed to learn that…
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“Responsible” Plunder of Nature: Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

“Responsible” Plunder of Nature:  Problems Covered up by Lydian Regarding Exploitation of a Mine in Amulsar

Business and Human Rights Resource Center turned to Lydian International, a company that intends to exploit a gold mine in Amulsar, a mountain near Jermuk, Armenia for a response to the petition initiated by Pan…
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Famous soprano Hasmik Papian joins the petition for stopping mining in Amulsar

Famous soprano Hasmik Papian joins the petition for stopping mining in Amulsar

Renowned opera singer Hasmik Papian, too, joined the online international petition for stopping the gold mining project in Amulsar. In addition to signing the petition she left the following comment on her Facebook page: «I…
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Amulsar Mine: It is absolutely unacceptable to endanger Lake Sevan for any gold in the world (video, CivilNet)

Amulsar Mine: It is absolutely unacceptable to endanger Lake Sevan for any gold in the world (video, CivilNet)

Amulsar gold mining project continues to be criticized. Environmental activists, geologists and independent experts warn that Lake Sevan and spring waters of Armenia are endangered, whereas the mine exploiting company, Lydian Armenia, claims that all…
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Mining Tourism? An Open Letter

Mining Tourism? An Open Letter

Dear My Armenia Program and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), As we are following any progress in Armenia that is particularly aimed at developing Armenia’s economy by creating sustainable alternatives such as green tourism, innovations…
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Opponents to Mining in Amulsar Held a Protest Action in Front of the Governmental Building

Opponents to Mining in Amulsar Held a Protest Action in Front of the Governmental Building

Since the unmanageable risks of mining in Amulsar are not properly assessed by Armenia’s government, the mine should not be exploited. This is one of the arguments of environmentalists who gathered in front of Armenia’s…
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