vendredi 15 janvier 2016

Belo Monte dam operations delayed by Brazil court ruling on indigenous people

15/01/2016 -

The start of operations at Brazil’s Belo Monte dam could be held up following a court judgment that operators have yet to provide adequate support to indigenous groups affected by the giant construction.

The world’s fourth biggest hydropower plant was due to test its first turbines within weeks on a stretch of the Xingu river in the Amazon that is a centre of ethnic and biological diversity.
But even as the reservoirs begin to fill, the controversy that has dogged the project since its inception continues unabated, raising the possibility that... Read more