ENVIRONMENTALISTS SLAM GOVERNMENT POLICIES ON WASTE

Tert.am
27.06.11

Mining waste is the next most dangerous thing to radioactive waste,
An Armenian environmentalist told a news conference today.

Hakob Sanasaryan, the head of the Armenian Greens, said the government
has taken out mining waste from the list of wastes, and waste is taxed.

Ashot Yeghiazaryan of the ARF-D - also present at the news conference
- said the industry does not pay about 70 billion drams (about $178
million) in taxes due to this.

"There should be laws that help the government make profit out of the
waste," Sanasaryan said. He also said that the Armenian government
has problems with funding the maintenance of forests and it would
not be surprising that forests may be privatized in future.




From: A. Papazian