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19 February 2018

Response by Lydian International

Author: Lydian International

...The Amulsar project has been subject to an extraordinary amount of compliance oversight and review to ensure it meets or exceeds best international practice. The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) has undergone ten iterations, over...

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Story
15 February 2018

Kenya: How activist leading a lawsuit against a lead-smelting factory allegedly causing lead poisoning has endured threats & intimidation

Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son. She has in the past been threatened by thugs, arrested by police and...

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15 February 2018

UK: Appeal court rules Nigerian communities cannot pursue Shell in English courts over oil spills

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Article
14 February 2018

Appeal court rules Nigerians cannot pursue Shell spill claim in England

Author: Reuters

The Court of Appeal in London ruled on Wednesday that two Nigerian communities cannot pursue Royal Dutch Shell in English courts over oil spills in Nigeria’s Delta region. The split decision upheld a High Court ruling last year that was a setback to...

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Article
13 February 2018

Hong Kong: Union blames excessive hours, shortage of qualified drivers and poor pay for bus crash that kills 19 passengers

Author: Danny Lee & Kimmy Chung, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

"Hong Kong bus union blames officials for fatal crash", 11 Feb 2018...

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Article
13 February 2018

About gold mine project in Amulsar presented by Lydian International

Author: Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civil initiative

...The Bronozian Consultants have conducted a series of reviews of the Amulsar Gold Project in Armenia over the past eight months. The overall purpose of our work has been to provide a critical, detailed, and independent technical evaluation of the...

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Company non-response
13 February 2018

Amber Capital did not respond

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Report
13 February 2018

Amulsar Gold Project: Overview of Concerns with the Amulsar Gold Project, Potential Consequences, and Recommendations

Author: Blue Minerals Consultancy, Buka Environmental & Clear Coast Consulting

...The focus has been on the potential effects of the project on water resources, commonly the most critical and long-term environmental concern for large-scalemetal mines...The evaluation has found that the Amulsar Gold Project, as proposed, poses a...

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13 February 2018

Armenia: Amulsar gold mine poses high risk of water contamination & adverse environmental impacts, say experts; inc. company & shareholders' responses

The report "Amulsar Gold Project: Overview of Concerns with the Amulsar Gold Project, Potential Consequences, and Recommendations" by independent experts argues the Amulsar gold mine project, owned by Lydian International, poses a high risk of long...

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Company non-response
13 February 2018

ASA Gold & Precious Metals Limited did not respond

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