Brazil: Site held to be sacred by several indigenous groups to be flooded by dam impoundment
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 20 2012 (IPS) - The Sete Quedas or “seven waterfalls” on the Teles Pires River, which runs through the Amazon rainforest states of Mato Grosso and Pará in central Brazil, are a spiritual oasis venerated by several indigenous groups.
But the 20-metre-high rocky falls are to be covered by a reservoir created by a hydroelectric dam that is to flood an area of 95 square km.
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