There are no grounds to proceed with Amulsar criminal case – Investigative Committee
YEREVAN, AUGUST 14, ARMENPRESS. After receiving the results of the independent audit on the possible risks of exploiting Amulsar mine, the body conducting the proceeding thinks there are no grounds to continue with the criminal case, ARMENPRESS reports head of the investigative group on Amulsar case Yura Ivanyan said on August 14.
Earlier, the Investigative Committee had published the results of the research done by Advanced Resources Development (ELARD).
The studies concluded that there are very low risks that the Amulsar mine’s polluted waters can impact Jermuk springs, because “groundwater flow and contaminant transport pathways between the Project Area and the Jermuk thermal springs do not exist”.
“Due to the hydraulic and physical setting, the Mine water will not impact Jermuk springs.”
The 190-page “Independent 3rd Party Assessment of the Impacts on Water Resources and Geology, Biodiversity and Air Quality” audit of the Amulsar Mine has been posted online by the Investigative Committee.
Edited and translated by Tigran Sirekanyan