Social impacts of the Amulsar mine in Armenia
Study | 8 January 2019
The Amulsar mine presents a number of considerable health and social risks to local communities, the tourism potential of the nearby Jermuk spa resort and the surrounding villages’ orchards, pastures and water supplies. The company Lydian Armenia prepared a high-quality environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) with several up-dates, but the social impact has some gaps and the adequacy of the mitigation measures has been tested during the initial construction stage of the project. Local people have consistently raised concerns about the impacts on water, tourism and agriculture.