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Brazil grants environmental licence for Belo Monte dam

Date : 2nd February 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Brazil's government has granted an environmental licence for the construction of a controversial hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental groups say the Belo Monte dam will cause devastation in a large area of the rainforest and threaten the survival of indigenous groups. However, the government says whoever is awarded the project will have to pay $800m to protect the environment. The initial approval was a key step before investors could submit bids.

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