Arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium detected in Yerevan air

Arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium detected in Yerevan air

June 22, 2013 | 14:27

YEREVAN. – There is a high concentration of dust in Armenia’s capital
city Yerevan.

Heavy metals and first-degree dangerous elements – i.e., arsenic,
mercury, lead, and cadmium – were found in the composition of this dust
in Yerevan, `EcoLur’ NGO reports.

It was found out that downtown Yerevan is the most polluted.

The 39 gravel and sand mines, which operate around the Armenian
capital city, are the largest sources of pollution.

The city transport system likewise plays a negative role.

Since Yerevan is located in a semi-desert zone and the green areas of
the city have reduced, the lands without plants become a secondary
source of pollution.

The construction sites are another source of pollution, too.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS