Massive hydro project stalled in Brazil

Norte Energia has stopped operations at the Belo Monte HEP dam site in Brazil citing security reasons.

There is a great deal of opposition to the project’s construction in the Amazon rainforests.

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Reservoirs of the dam being developed on the Xingu River in the state of Pará are expected to generate huge amounts of methane putting the lives of 40,000 residents of the region in jeopardy, reported the Associated Press.

About 100 ethnic Indians, fishermen and other activists led by a group called Xingu Vivo have occupied the construction site to oppose the construction of hydroelectric dam that has a planned installed capacity of 11,233MW.

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