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In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In 21st century international banks fund landfills with no recycling facilities

In Armenia there are some private companies which recycle paper, plastic, batteries, metals (for a list of recycling companies as of 2014, check the last pages of this publication in Armenian). However, while local solutions…
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Open letter to the American University of Armenia: Your biased attitude towards mining issues casts doubt on your academic ethics and public responsibility

Open letter to the American University of Armenia: Your biased attitude towards mining issues casts doubt on your academic ethics and public responsibility

AUA President Mr. Der Kiureghian, Director of Acopian Center for the Environment Mr. Amirkhanian, students of the University, We read in the description of the Facebook event announced by Acopian Center for the Environment that…
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Deadly amount of heavy metals and sulfur acid found in century old acid drainage in Tandzut mine

Deadly amount of heavy metals and sulfur acid found in century old acid drainage in Tandzut mine

Abandoned mine of Tandzut is located in Lori region, 6 km away from Vanadzor town. It was discovered around 120 years ago, while its operation was stopped in 1926. Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative…
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New Documental Film on gold mine project in Amulsar and public opposition

New Documental Film on gold mine project in Amulsar and public opposition

On the 15th of September, 2017, public was presented with a film “Amulsar: State of Indifference” prepared by “Public Diplomacy” NGO. The film is available in Armenian, Russian and English.

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The Joint Assessment of International Consulting Companies Regarding Lydian’s Amulsar Gold Mining Project is Negative

The Joint Assessment of International Consulting Companies Regarding Lydian’s Amulsar Gold Mining Project is Negative

Experts from three internationally acclaimed companies, such as Blue Minerals Consultancy from Australia, Buka Environmental from the USA and Clear Coast Consulting, Inc., Canada have studied more than a dozen documents available on Lydian International’s…
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Amulsar: conclusions of international renown experts

Three international well known expert groups (from Australia, USA and Canada) (on the order of Harut Bronozian from the US) studied dozens of documents available on Lydian International company’s website and presented their assessments and conclusions…
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According to international acclaimed experts gold project in Amulsar should not start։ What has Lydian hidden and what the Armenian government has been “unaware” of

According to international acclaimed experts gold project in Amulsar should not start։ What has Lydian hidden and what the Armenian government has been “unaware” of

For years Armenian scientists, specialists and environmentalists presented from their field of expertise the dangers of gold project in Amulsar planned by Lydian International. They insisted that this project should not be realized.  Many times…
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IFC’s groundless trust towards offshore Lydian International company

IFC’s groundless trust towards offshore Lydian International company

Back in April 2014 residents of Jermuk and Gndevaz as well as number of environmental NGOs and civil initiatives sent a complaint to IFC’s Office of the Compliance Advisor/Compliance (CAO) about “Lydian International” company’s open-pit…
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Huge amount of heavy and dangerous metals incompatible with life found in Kavart stream

Huge amount of heavy and dangerous metals incompatible with life found in Kavart stream

Acid rock drainage in mines is a serious and unmanageable ecological problem, which inevitably occurs in all sulphide metal mines during the operation and can continue for hundreds of years. Continuing studying the situation with…
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Cronimet says it is reponsible, ZCMC acts the opposite way

Cronimet says it is reponsible, ZCMC acts the opposite way

ZCMC, photo by Ecolur Cronimet German company that owns 60% in the company Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) exploiting Kajaran mine, Armenia, recently responded to business-humanrights.org platform’s enquiry. The subject of the inquiry was actually…
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