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20 Dec 2015

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Armecofront

Another illegal mining in Armenia: this time by a German company

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The Armenian Environmental Front (AEF) civic initiative’s video shooting in the area of Artsvanik tailing dump owned by Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine Closed Joint Stock Company (ZCMC) showed once again that the wastewater from the tailing dump continues flowing into the Norashenik and Artsvanik Rivers and then gets mixed with the Voghji River. As a matter of fact, the rivers serve as waste carriers for many years, while governmental bodies in charge seem not to care. You can watch Artsvanik Tailing Dump Wastewater Continue Flowing into Rivers” video for more details. A question arises: whether the administration of “Cronimet” Company and ZCMC General Manager Nil Stivenson will ever be allowed such irresponsible attitude towards environment and water resources in their home countries and what kind of measures governmental bodies in these countries will take towards such companies...