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31.10.2019 | Criminal case has been initiated on the fact of pipe damage and pollution of Voghji River

On October 17, 2019 the Prosecutor's Office of Syunik Region has initiated a criminal case under Point 1 of Part 2 of Art. 284 of the RA Criminal Code on the fact of pipeline damage of “Zangezur Copper Molybdenum” CJSC and pollution of Voghji River (violation of safety rules while handling with hazardous chemical or biological substances).

 

During the preparation of materials by Kapan Division of Syunik Region Department of the RA Police, it has been found out that as a result of the violation of waste transportation rules by the appropriate employees of “Zangezur Copper Molybdenum” CJSC, in the territory of the village of Nerkin Geratagh of Syunik Region, pipeline N 31 with a diameter of 1020 mm. has been damaged. As a result, the environment has been polluted.

 

The preliminary investigation of the criminal case has been entrusted to the Investigative Department of Syunik Region of the RA IC. Within the framework of the preliminary investigation circumstances and causes of case and final amount of damage caused to the environment will be detected.

 

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