France’s EDF faces delay in Brazil dam over clearing trees

FILE PHOTO: Virgin Amazon rain forest borders deforested land prepared for the planting of soybeans, in this aerial photo taken over Mato Grosso state in western Brazil, February 25, 2008. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File photo

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A consortium led by Electricit√© de France SA is ready to fill the reservoir of a hydroelectric dam built in Brazil’s soy belt, but could be delayed by a year over removal of trees from the area to be flooded, the company and state officials said. Prosecutors are asking Mato Grosso’s state […]

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