Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities
April 4, 2017

Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities

On the banks of Brazil's lower Xingu River, a toxic controversy looms large, threatening to heap insult upon the grievous injuries of the nearby Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. Belo Sun would become Brazil's largest open-pit gold mine, straddling the territories of three indigenous peoples and other traditional communities that are already reeling from the many social and environmental impacts of Belo Monte.

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