Amazon; Xingu

Belo Sun signals a restart, but controversial gold mining project in the Amazon remains suspended by three court decisions

On April 24th, the Canadian mining company Belo Sun released a corporate statement on its website claiming that it “successfully completed” the indigenous component of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for its controversial Volta Grande project, a massive open-pit gold mining operation proposed for installation along the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon. __alt__ Image credit: MXVPS According to the corporate statement, the study “followed the established protocols of FUNAI (the federal agency for indigenous affairs) including the collection of primary data and consultation
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