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Dangerous mining: A deep hole is dug in search of uranium in Lernadzor (ArmeniaNow, 2010, en)

Dangerous mining: A deep hole is dug in search of uranium in Lernadzor

In spite of public discontent and pickets, the prospecting work for uranium continued in the village of Lernadzor, Kapan, and a 140-meter-deep bore-hole has already been mined.

While the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Armenia said that the prospecting work was safe and ore samples would be taken from no more than 20-centimeter depth, but the mined deep bore-hole, according to specialists, is already seriously dangerous.

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