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Green light for the construction of the world’s third largest dam in Brazil

Friday, March 4th 2011 - 06:04 UTC
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A Brazilian court on Thursday lifted an order that suspended construction of the massive but controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon rain forest, a project expected to face barrage of lawsuits by environmental critics. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard

    Good, glad it's alive again.

    The article says the opposition is 'environmentalists', but “They say the 6km dam will threaten the survival of a number of indigenous groups and could make some 50,000 people homeless, as 500 sq km of land would be flooded.”

    This looks like a social argument - if so, it is a management issue, soluble and enhance-able in the provisions for development of the area.

    If there are really 50,000 in this area of 'jungle', it gives them the opportunity for education and entry to the developing world.
    These locals are not 'First Contact' tribes, they drive cars and have TVs the same as we do.
    ....... But they do change into ethnic feathers whenever a film crew comes around.

    Mar 04th, 2011 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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