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2014 Media Kit

​Generators heading for Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam require heavy duty care; CaroTrans responds

By: | at 11:09 AM | Channel(s): Breakbulk & Projects  Transport Intermediaries  

Ever since the Brazilian government gave the green light in February 2010 to construct the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Brazilian northern state of Pará in the Amazon rainforest, environmentalists and indigenous activists have been claiming how this dam will displace indigenous tribes and further damage the Amazon basin. That’s because the project, which will be the third-largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, will dam the Xingu River and some 500 square kilometers of land will be flooded as a result of the dam.

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