Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shame on Brazil: Stop the Amazon Mega-Dam Project Belo Monte

Itaipu Dam
As you are aware, the Belo Monte dam will inundate some 500 square km of land, and divert nearly the entire flow of the Xingu through two artificial canals to the dam's powerhouse. This alone will leave Indigenous and traditional communities along a 130 km stretch of the Volta Grande without water, fish, or a means of river transport.

Photo courtesy of stephenk1977/Flickr

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