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Tapajos dam complex major threat to Amazon

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:08 AM

This  report is disturbing 


  • to facilitate the export of soy  it is proposed to turn a major tribituary of the Amazon  into an industrial waterway by building 42 dams
  • roads,railways and major forest clear felling is also involved
  • at worst 200,000 square km  could be cleared
  • this will adversely affect both the Amazon basin rainfall and the climate 
  • in the  process  chemicals used by artisanal goldmines will be washed into rivers
  • many communities will be displaced 
  • under proposed environmental regulations  the projects are likely to go ahead with little checking  
  • please  see http://www.mongabay.com  28 nov  TOP SCIENTISTS AMAZON TAPAJOS DAM COMPLEX A CRISIS IN THE MAKING

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