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International expert disagrees with Lydian’s optimistic interpretations regarding Amulsar mine and notes the errors of geochemical characterization

International expert disagrees with Lydian’s optimistic interpretations regarding Amulsar mine and notes the errors of geochemical characterization

On October 30, 2017 Ann Maest, PhD, “Buka Environmental” presented a Memorandum titled “Evaluation of Geochemical Characterization Results and Proposed Additional Studies for the Amulsar Project, Armenia”. Her contracting party is chemical/environmental engineer Harry Bronozian….
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Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

Open Letter: EBRD investment in Lydian International’s mining project in Amulsar and how it threatens the sustainability of the region

On the 26th of October 2017 Armenian Environmental Front civil initiative sent a letter to EBRD, as well as to its office in Armenia regarding EBRD’s financing of Lydian International and its gold mining project…
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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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The Ministry of Environmental Protection has no willingness to study the reports by international independent experts on gold project in Amulsar

The Ministry of Environmental Protection has no willingness to study the reports by international independent experts on gold project in Amulsar

On 4th of August, 2017, a number of organizations wrote to RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan with request to order the Ministry of Nature Protection to seriously study and assess the reports by international experts on…
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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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Environmentalists demand from the government to study the conclusions on Amulsar by international independent experts

Environmentalists demand from the government to study the conclusions on Amulsar by international independent experts

On August 4, 2017 a number of environmental organizations submitted a letter to RA Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and Minister of Environmental Protection Artsvik Minasyan presenting the recent reports and conclusions by international independent experts….
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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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The national security of Armenia is under threat: sulphuric acid, being formed in Amulsar, will be extremely dangerous. SOS

The national security of Armenia is under threat: sulphuric acid, being formed in Amulsar, will be extremely dangerous. SOS

“The gold mine will become a huge sulfuric acid generating generator, once the covered layers are removed” – Dr. Armen Saghatelyan Public concerns and alarms on the exploitation of Amulsar gold mine quartzite are intensifying….
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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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