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dc.contributor.authorFearnside, Philip Martin-
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-15T22:02:49Z-
dc.date.available2020-06-15T22:02:49Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.inpa.gov.br/handle/1/18739-
dc.description.abstractHydroelectric dams represent major investments and major sources of environmental and social impacts. Powerful forces surround the decision-making process on public investments in the various options for the generation and conservation of electricity. Brazil's proposed Belo Monte Dam (formerly Kararaô) and its upstream counterpart, the Altamira Dam (better known by its former name of Babaquara) are at the center of controversies on the decision-making process for major infrastructure projects in Amazonia. The Belo Monte Dam by itself would have a small reservoir area (440 km2) and large installed capacity (11, 181.3 MW), but the Altamira/Babaquara Dam that would regulate the flow of the Xingu River (thereby increasing power generation at Belo Monte) would flood a vast area (6140 km2). The great impact of dams provides a powerful reason for Brazil to reassess its current policies that allocate large amounts of energy in the country's national grid to subsidized aluminum smelting for export. The case of Belo Monte and the five additional dams planned upstream (including the Altamira/Babaquara Dam) indicate the need for Brazil to reform its environmental assessment and licensing system to include the impacts of multiple interdependent projects. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.en
dc.language.isoenpt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofVolume 38, Número 1, Pags. 16-27pt_BR
dc.rightsRestrito*
dc.subjectDamsen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectElectricityen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impacten
dc.subjectInstallationen
dc.subjectSmeltingen
dc.subjectAltamira Damen
dc.subjectAmazoniaen
dc.subjectBabaquaraen
dc.subjectBelo Monteen
dc.subjectEiaen
dc.subjectHydroelectric Damsen
dc.subjectHydropoweren
dc.subjectReservoirsen
dc.subjectXingu Riveren
dc.subjectHydroelectric Power Plantsen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impacten
dc.subjectHydroelectric Power Planten
dc.subjectSocial Impacten
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectElectric Power Planten
dc.subjectElectricityen
dc.subjectEnergy Resourceen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Impact Assessmenten
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectRiver Basinen
dc.subjectSocial Aspecten
dc.subjectWater Supplyen
dc.subjectConflict (psychology)en
dc.subjectConservation Of Natural Resourcesen
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectEnvironment Designen
dc.subjectGeographyen
dc.subjectPower Plantsen
dc.subjectRiversen
dc.subjectSocial Dominanceen
dc.subjectAltamiraen
dc.subjectAmazoniaen
dc.subjectBelo Monte Damen
dc.subjectPara [brazil]en
dc.subjectSouth Americaen
dc.subjectXingu Riveren
dc.titleDams in the Amazon: Belo Monte and Brazil's hydroelectric development of the Xingu River Basinen
dc.typeArtigopt_BR
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00267-005-0113-6-
dc.publisher.journalEnvironmental Managementpt_BR
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