Heads of civic organizations in Kapan have written to President Serzh Sargsyan expressing their concerns that the safety and quality of the town’s drinking water is being negatively impacted by a exploratory gold mining operations nearby.
90% of Kapan’s drinking water is supplied by a collection dam in the community of Nor Astghaberd, where the company BAMO Metal is conducting the exploratory mining.
The local activists argue that the company violated local and international laws obligating it to inform residents in advance of their mining plans.
The activists say that local groups were not able to present their positions on the matter.
Viewed 3608 times Baffling Wealth: How Did Marzpet Khachatryan Boost Revenues from 3 Million to 7 Billion?
Viewed 2386 times MP Bagratyan to Government: "Go to Google Map and see how much land is devoted to grape growing"
Viewed 2321 times ARF MP to Ministers: "The people would beat you up in the streets"
Viewed 1179 times Mystery Dig: Who's Removing the Pipes in Lori?
Viewed 1178 times Bruno Didn't Know the Armenian-Turkish Border Was Closed: A Traveller's Tale
Viewed 1020 times Agricultural Expert: Armenia's Hail Cannons Ineffective and Outdated