Ecologists take Ministry to court over polluted river [Armenia]

Author: Ararat Davtyan, Hetq Online, Published on: 24 February 2011

The legal suit launched by the Ecological Security and Defense NGO against the RA Ministry of Nature Protection started...in Administrative Court. The group claims the Ministry has stood idly by while the River Voghj, which flows through Kapan, has been polluted from wastes dumped directly into it by Deno Gold Mining [part of Dundee Precious Metals], the Kajaran Copper Molybdenum Plant and Armenia Water and Sew[er]age...Judge Arman Tovmasyan declared that the Ministry must prove that it has taken concrete steps to rectify the problem.

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Related companies: Armenian Water and Sewerage (AWSC) Deno Gold Mining (part of Dundee Precious Metals) Dundee Precious Metals Kajaran Copper-Molybdenum Plant (part of Zangezour Copper Molybdenum Combine)