Gold mining in Melik village threatens villagers’ health

The open-pit mining exploitation in Melik village in Aragatsotni marz affects the health of locals, says environmentalist Silva Adamyan.

Talking to reporters in Yerevan, the environmentalist informed the presentees that the Mego Gold Company that operates the mine has submitted an application to construct a third tailing dam.

“The village has serious environmental problems that pose serious health hazards. Villagers complain that water and soil are polluted,” she said.

For her turn, environmentalist Greta Gabrielyan, a member of the Environmental Public Alliance demanded that the Company present a complete project of mining operations.