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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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Court Cases against Mining Project in Amulsar

Court Cases against Mining Project in Amulsar

Currently there are several court cases against gold mining project in Amulsar. They have the following developments. In the RA Administrative Court the complaint presented by 8 Gndevaz residents continues to be examined. The residents…
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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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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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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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Humanitarian “Aurora” and Inhumane Mining Project in Amulsar

Humanitarian “Aurora” and Inhumane Mining Project in Amulsar

Still in December 2016, Armenian Environmental Front civic initiative published an open letter addressed to the cofounders of “Aurora” humanitarian prize Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeian with a request to explain the contradictions in their…
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