Though this small town called Zod is amid 2 huge factories, all the locals are choking on the dusty air and have devastating health problems.
Zod is a small town next to Ararat city, built in 1970 for employees of the Gold processing factory. According to the stories of locals, the town was originally full of life, where people earned well, and the town was beautiful and green. What has changed? After all, the gold factory still works, and in the 90’s a cement factory worked, and also a large military unit was constructed next to it. Moreover, there is a stone factory.
But despite all this, the village now has many problems, and is half empty; people are unemployed, roads are in very poor condition, the buildings do not have a working sewage system and their basements are full of putrid water.
More importantly, Zod is one of the three most environmentally heavily polluted cities of Armenia. The cyanide of the gold factory and the dust of the cement plant have irrevocably poisoned the health of residents.
No one sees these problems.