Armenia must share the results of its mining industry's impact on environment - Kenyan eco-activist

Peter Ouiti, a Kenyan eco-activist

© APA | Peter Ouiti, a Kenyan eco-activist

# 31 January 2024 18:31 (UTC +04:00)

We are deeply concerned about Armenia's mining companies' continuing to pollute rivers in Azerbaijan and other countries, said Peter Ouiti, a Kenyan eco-activist and director of the "Wote" Youth Development Organization, APA reports.

Cco-activist noted that Armenia should conduct an environmental impact assessment of the mining industry and share its results: "We express our deep concern that the Armenian government and private mining companies continue to pollute rivers and damage the flora and fauna of Azerbaijan and neighboring countries. As a result of this illegal activity, the environment in the South Caucasus is being destroyed and the rights of the region's residents to clean air and clean water are being violated. Armenia's mining industry pollutes drinking water resources and rivers in the South Caucasus. In addition, the Armenian government and companies are ignoring the concerns of civil society organizations in both countries. The Armenian government must comply with relevant environmental protocols, otherwise the UN must intervene. Armenia must conduct an environmental impact assessment of the mining industry and must share the results of its mining industry's impact on the environment."

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