Hakob Sanasaryan

Environmentalist, Person

1950 –


Who is Hakob Sanasaryan?

Hakob Sanasaryan is an Armenian environmentalist campaigner and chemist. Sanasaryan holds an important position in relation to environmental politics in Armenia and is chairman of the Green Union of Armenia.

As head of the Green Union of Armenia, he has been actively involved in nuclear policy in the country, claiming that the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant did not meet internationally accepted nuclear safety standards, due to the lack of a containment vessel.

Sanasaryan has also been actively involved in forestry within the country and in campaigning against economic policy in Armenia that directly affects its natural landscape. The Armenian Copper Program required that some 357.16 hectares of forest would be logged for the purpose of the exploitation of the copper and molybdenum mine in the village of Teghut in Lori Province, but Sanasaryan and the Green Union estimated that 170,833 trees would be logged, and objected on the grounds that many walnut, pine, apple and pear trees would be removed. He also expressed concern about the location of the site which he believed would affect the nature of soil composition in the area and makes it susceptible to dangerous landslides.

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on July 23, 2013


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