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Problems of Mining and Environment Debated
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On December 27, within the frameworks of the investment programmes in the metallic mineral deposit sphere moderated by the Deputy Chair of the RA NA Standing Committee on Territorial Administration, Local Self-Government, Agriculture and Environment Sergey Bagratyan a working discussion of the Investigative Committee Studying the Legality, Substantiation and Trustworthiness of the Financial and Other reports presented to the bodies of the executive power and accepted by them was held.

The Environmentalist-Lawyer Nazeli Vardanyan presented to the Committee members a conclusion comprised of 33 pages on the operation of Amulsar Gold Quartz Mine project. As she has assured, during the short period 10.000 documents were studied. As a result, it has been clarified that in our country the mining has been carried out and is carried out with the violations of a number of laws, codes and international conventions. According to the Environmentalist-Lawyer, the previous authorities made illegal decisions related to Amulsar operation. The speaker also touched upon the problems of Jermuk environment. She has quoted several examples, she has documented the disappearance of Lichk mineral water, which is the consequence of the gold mine operation on that territory. Nazeli Vardanyan also talked about other numerous violations.

Sergey Bagratyan proposed his colleagues to organize one more working discussion after New Year holidays and more thoroughly study the factual data included in the conclusion.

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