Brazil Court Revokes Dam Suspension Verdict, Folha Reports

Brazil’s federal court revoked a preliminary verdict that blocked the construction of the Belo Monte dam in the northern state of Para, Folha de S. Paulo reported.

Federal judge Carlos Eduardo Castro Martins said in his decision that the current of the Xingu River won’t be altered and construction company Norte Energia proved that the development will maintain natural wildlife, Folha reported.

In September, the same court said the dam project needed to be suspended because the construction may interfere with the natural course of the river, the newspaper said.

Norte Energia, the group that is building the hydroelectric dam, said the suspension didn’t slow down the construction project, Folha said, without saying who told them the information.

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