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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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Vallex continues polluting Shnogh river (Photos)

Vallex continues polluting Shnogh river (Photos)

Every day liquid wastes from Teghut Copper Mine’s tailing dam are dumped into Shnogh river. Photos are taken on November 23rd, 2016. Streams filled with mining waste from Kharatanots gorge fall into Shnogh river.

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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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The Breath of Death? Concerns Grow Over Impact Alaverdi Copper Smelter has on Health

The Breath of Death? Concerns Grow Over Impact Alaverdi Copper Smelter has on Health

By Marianna Grigoryan and Arpi Harutyunyan ArmeniaNow reporters 04/28/2006 When doctors in the Spandaryan district of Alaverdi are late for work at the local hospital, their boss points out the window to the tall chimney…
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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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Environmentalists will gather in front of the governmental building in protest to Amulsar mine project

Environmentalists will gather in front of the governmental building in protest to Amulsar mine project

With the groundless permission of Armenia’s government and with participation of private and international institutions protecting the international capital, “Lydian International” – an offshore company registered in the British Jersey island – plans to exploit…
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Hostages of Amulsar Gold Mine

Hostages of Amulsar Gold Mine

On October 12-13 2016 several representatives of Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PAEF) civil initiative visited Jermuk, Gndevaz and Kechut in Vayots Dzor region. The purpose of the visit was to understand the locals’ position regarding Amulsar gold…
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Are Lydian’s Claims Regarding Amulsar Mine and Cyanide Facility Valid?

Are Lydian’s Claims Regarding Amulsar Mine and Cyanide Facility Valid?

Bellavista gold mine, Costa Rica Environmental and Social Manager of Lydian Armenia (former Geoteam CJSC) Armen Stepanyan recently told a journalist from Hetq online newspaper that they initially exclude the possibility of the leach pad liner to…
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A Petition has Started on Change.org against the Gold Mine Exploitation in Amulsar (with updates)

A Petition has Started on Change.org against the Gold Mine Exploitation in Amulsar (with updates)

Together with local and international organizations Pan-Armenian Environmental Front (PAEF) civil initiative has started a petition on change.org with the demand to stop gold mine exploitation in Amulsar and cease funding “Lydian International” offshore company. We…
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