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YEREVAN. – A demonstration in support of Amulsar is staged Thursday outside the building of the government of Armenia.

The Armenian Environmental Front initiative has issued statement, according to which Advanced Resources Development (ELARD) Lebanese consultancy firm has not submitted a conclusion with respect to the Amulsar gold mine, but rather just studied the documents presented by Lydian Armenia which operates this mine.

“The study has found that there are in them numerous shortcomings, omissions, facts on data being incomplete or completely absent, the use of inadequate and scientifically inacceptable risk assessment methods, incorrectly presented facts, incorrect conclusions, etc.,” the statement reads, in particular.

Also, the initiative called on everyone not to give in to manipulations, and to read the conclusion in person, or to consider solely the views of impartial experts.

The Investigative Committee of Armenia on Wednesday publicized the final conclusion on the Amulsar gold mine examination, and which was ordered to ELARD. And according to the results of this examination, the contaminated waters of the Amulsar mine are very unlikely to have an impact on the Jermuk springs, since there are no paths to transfer the groundwater flow and the contamination.

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