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Environmentalists and indigenous groups decry approval of massive dam in Amazon

Date : 2nd February 2010, Source : Mongabay



The approval of the hydro-electric Belo Monte Dam from the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, has raised condemnations from environmentalists and indigenous groups. The dam will divert the flow of the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon River, which runs through the Amazon in northeast Brazil. According to critics the dam will destroy vast areas of pristine rainforest, disrupt sensitive ecosystems, and relocate 12,000 people.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0202-hance_belomonte.html





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