Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Lake-Meullin-27MZIF4SK0R.htmlConceptually similarLake MeullinGP01A1DCompleted★★★★Horses crossing a RiverGP0TR5Completed★★★★Horses crossing a RiverGP03AVCompleted★★★★Mountain RangeGP013ZBCompleted★★★★Lake MeullinGP0ICHCompleted★★★★Old Lava on Mountain RangeGP016DCCompleted★★★★Old Lava on Mountain RangeGP0PS2Completed★★★★Lake YultonGP014X9Completed★★★★Lago Caro Dam AreaGP0GT5Completed★★★★View AllGP0V8VLake MeullinLake Meullin, the estuary of a river running into the lake with debris of trees on the ground, parts of forest are visible on the lakes shore. A mountain range is visible in the distance.Locations:Chile-Patagonia-South AmericaDate:3 Feb, 2004Credit:© Greenpeace / Daniel BeltráMaximum size:3072px X 2048pxKeywords:Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Lakes-Landscapes-Mountains-Outdoors-Rivers-TreesShoot:Documentation of Forests in Patagonia ChileA new aluminum smelter is planned to be built in Patagonia. The proposed smelter will produce approximately 440,000 tonnes of aluminum ingots a year. But it will pump more than 1.5 million tonnes of gaseous and solid waste into the atmosphere as a result, and require three hydroelectric plants and six new dams to power the energy draining project. Besides the immediate environmental impact, the Salmon and Trout Producers Association and local fishermen have also voiced their concerns about the plant's impact on the fishing industry. Patagonia is also a popular tourist destination, and the smelter plans are also putting the future of this industry at stake. About 10000 hectares of primary forest will be flooded if the Alumysa project is accepted.