Wednesday, August 21 2019 14:47
Ani Mshetsyan

IC: Lydian Armenia assures that Amulsar`s contaminated waters will  not be released into environment

IC: Lydian Armenia assures that Amulsar`s contaminated waters will  not be released into environment

ArmInfo. Lydian Armenia assures that contaminated waters from the Amulsar mine will not be released into the environment. This was reported by the press service of the  Investigative Committee. The Investigative Committee of Armenia  announced the position of the Lydian Armenia , in connection with the  development of the Amulsar mine.

" Generally the Lydian Armenia accepts ELARD international expert  group's conclusions which refer to the absence of impact of the  Amulsar project on various water resources of Lake Sevan and Jermuk  area," the report says.

Since acquiring the right to develop the Amulsar mine, Lydian Armenia  has adopted an active and flexible policy to fully manage the  potential risks associated with the Amulsar project for ground and  non-terrestrial waters. The company also welcomes the fact that the  ELARD International Expert Group generally appreciated the measures  taken by the company to mitigate the environmental impact. Lydian  Armenia confirms that during the implementation of the project the  potential environmental risks will be fully controlled by the company  in accordance with the previously submitted plans. The company is  committed to ensuring that untreated water from the mine will not  merge into the environment.

It should be noted that on August 19 a protest rally against the  development of the Amulsar mine took place in Yerevan. Armenian Prime  Minister Nikol Pashinyan received the protesters, however, the  meeting did not satisfy the protestors, after which Pashinyan during  a live Facebook broadcast actually pave the way for the deposit's  development.

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