GREENISH-YELLOW WATERS FROM FORMER KAPAN ORE MINING AND PROCESSING ENTERPRISE FLOW INTO VILLAGE RIVER

Noyan Tapan
May 17 2006

KAPAN, MAY 17, NOYAN TAPAN. The greenish-yellow waste waters from the
tailing dump of the former Kapan ore mining and processing enterprise,
currently Dino Gold Mining Company flew into the land plots of some
residents of the Syunik rural community and into a small river flowing
through the nearby village.

The villagers expressed their concern to the company management
and ecologists that the animals drinking water from the river may
suffer. Head of the Syunik regional environmental protection inspection
Levon Petrosian told NT correspondent that the local residents
sent a letter to the company management, damanding that it should
rectify the situation within 20 days. "If no appropriate measures
are taken within the indicated period, the case will go to court,"
the inspection head said. At the same time, L. Petrosian informed NT
correspondent that the waste waters were examined in the laboratory
of the inspection and no dangerous elements were found. According to
him, a 5-7 km section of the river bed from the tailing dump to the
main waste disposal site should be changed into a closed system to
prevent any harm to the environment.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress