Yerevan Pollution Reaches Extremely Unhealthy Levels

YEREVAN (Golos Armenii/Snark)–Pollution has caused health experts concerns in Yerevan in recent months–said head of the Environment Monitoring Center– Ministry of Environment Protection Tamara Ohannesian.

Ohannesian said that monitoring revealed significant excess of such pollutants as nitrogen oxide–carbon monoxide–and benzoa.

One of the main sources of pollution are transportation vehicles. Passenger transportation is among the most profitable businesses in Armenia today–and competition is very high. At the same time–technical condition of vehicles receives little attention.

Concentration of dust in the Armenian capital too–exceeds twice the existing norms. The situation is even worse in the city of Ararat–where concentration of dust exceeds the norm five times.

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