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Petition: "Stop Mining in Amulsar! Do not finance Lydian International!"

Author: Pan-Armenian Environmental Front Civic Initiative, Published on: 11 October 2016

Armenia’s illegitimate government, with direct support of private and international organizations that protect the interests of international capital, ignoring numerous alarms of citizens of Armenia, as well as their opposition and complaints, continues pushing forward a gold mining project...Within only 10 years “Lydian International” company registered in UK’s offshore Jersey island plans to...endanger water resources such as Vorotan-Arpa-Sevan water tunnel, the biggest fresh water reservoir of the region- Sevan Lake...as a result of acid mine drainage,...indirectly displace Gndevaz village, not far from which (just 1km away) the gold heap leach facility operating with toxic cyanide will be located on 120 hectares of land; as a result Armenia will be “presented” with 100 million tons of toxic waste rich with heavy and dangerous metals.

 

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