A Brazilian court has suspended the operating licence for the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, one of the world’s largest, just weeks before its owner, planned to start electricity generation, prosecutors said.
Brazilian hydroelectric Belo Monte receives operating license
November 25, 2015
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) granted on Tuesday (24) the environmental license for the Belo Monte dam to begin operation in Para State.
Report from the Amazon: Altamira, a city transformed by the Belo Monte dam
March 10, 2016
Where rainforest stood, Amazon basin boom towns spring up to house workers building dams, roads, transmission lines and other infrastructure — cities like Altamira lack basic sanitation and have high crime rates.
Belo Monte dam flooded 500 families not recognized as affected
March 11, 2016
After a heavy rain day in Altamira, Brazil, more than 500 families in the Jardim Independente neighborhood had their community flooded. Families report that the lake’s dam is directly impacting the flow of rainwater.