The government plans to build at least two power plants until the end of the decade in Tapajós, in a place full of biodiversity and beauty.
The negotiation between the Alcoa multinational and western riparians of state of Pará generated an unprecedented agreement by “loss and damage”, but there are still doubts about the viability of the model.
Beyond discussions on hydropower, the Tapajós river lives on mining issues – legal or illegal – and the expansion of agribusiness.
This video presents the second report in the series Public Amazonia on the hydroelectric project in the Tapajós River.
The video shows the second article in the series Amazonia Pública, about hydroelectrics on Madeira River: http://apublica.org/amazoniapublica/madeira
While companies fight to extract maximum energy from the Madeira River, the local population is at the mercy of the complex consequences of the works.