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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than two months after starting partial operations, the operator of Belo Monte Hydroelectric, Norte Energia, has been ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages caused to the population who lives in the surrounding regions.

Norte Energy, which operates Belo Monte, the world’s fourth largest hydroelectric plant located deep in the heart Brazil’s Amazon Region, has also been ordered to conclude sanitation works for the population surrounding the plant.

In April, the first of the seventeen generators at the mega-complex was put into operation, providing . . .

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