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In The Amazon, Construction Of Hydroelectric Power Plants Destroys Villages

By Farah Mohamed

In the Northern state of Rondônia, devastating land erosion and disappearing river fish affect the lives of millions of citizens; these are some of the consequences of the ‘progress’ brought by the brand new hydroelectric plants of Santo Antônio and Jirau

Two days before the first turbine of the Santo Antônio Dam in Rondônia was tested, the phone rang at the house of fisher woman Maria Iêsa Reis Lima’s. “It will start,” warned a friend who worked at the construction of the power plant. Iêsa sat on the porch and watched the waters, waiting for what she knew to be an …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green