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One more Armenian river has fallen victim to a small water power plant.
The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front are warning that a small water power plant is causing damage to Eghegis River in Vayots Dzor region.
"The owner of the project has built no fish-ways to let the local fish reach their nests. In fact, the whole river is locked in a pipe," the environmentalists say, with little hope for appropriate response from the Environment Protection Ministry. "They will hardly do anything more than impose a 100,000 AMD fine on the owner of the plant," the environmentalists say.
Last year, however, they forced the Ministry to stop a small a WPP project at Trchkan Waterfall and to revise another one on Paghjur River.