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Tapajos dam complex major threat to Amazon

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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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