Reports and documents produced by Brazilian and Bolivian experts, warned of the impacts that both hydroelectric power would produce.
In 2007, IBAMA did not want to license the plants on the Madeira. Heads rolled and the plants left. Now, are suspected to worsen flooding in the region.
Consortium won the tender Jirau dam offering lower energy price, but few days later announced that it would change the project site, with which it obtained the environmental license without specific studies.
Judge asked further studies to confirm that the environmental and social impacts are caused by the rise of water in hydroelectric reservoirs of Santo Antônio and Jirau.
Federal University of Rondônia researcher warns that hydroelectric plants of Santo Antônio and Jirau on the Madeira River could produce catastrophic results in Rondônia and Bolivia.
Sentence requires to Santo Antonio and Jirau, who built their plants on the Madeira River, which “re-do immediately, the study and the environmental impact report”.
Justice determines that Santo Antonio and Jirau hydroelectrics give assistance to victims of rains of are punishing Rondonia.
Brazilian Commission will come to Bolivia to make a study oriented to verify whether the flooding in the country were caused by their dams
Study elaborated in 2013 is a monitoring system that identifies which areas are impacted, both in the short and medium term.
“State of emergency” was declared in Porto Velho due to heavy rains and great flood on the Madeira River. It could be the biggest flood in 100 years.