Environment | Note published in 10/8/2012-13:59 hs.
New protesters join the fishermen against Belo Monte
On the afternoon of Monday (8), more than 200 protesters, including small farmers, bordering, Altamira and indigenous residents
have joined fishermen who are 22 days ago protesting the final bus of Xingu.
The demonstrators occupied again the cofferdam construction site to halt the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant. According to the protesters, the action takes place in full compliance with the agreements signed by the North with the indigenous Energy Consortium after the last occupation of the caisson, between June and July passed.
In addition to the failure of a large number of constraints, they denounce the complete lack of dialogue with the fishermen and the menace of flooding of part of Altamira with the final bus of Xingu. The protesters complain that the new development to close the river without having resolved the transposition of boats across the caisson, as required under the license granted by the Brazilian Institute of environment (Ibama).
According to the organ, the River closure cannot occur, and the company will not be able to stop the flow of boats until the interim transposition system of vessels is in full operation. According to the fishermen encamped on the outskirts of the caisson, the dam should be completed in the coming days. (pulsar)