Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/River-in-Lago-Dam-Area-27MZIFKNFO4.htmlConceptually similarLago Caro Dam AreaGP0EADCompleted★★★★Lago Caro Dam AreaGP0GT5Completed★★★★Lago Caro Dam AreaGP0FB8Completed★★★★River running through ValleyGP013H2Completed★★★★Lago Caro Dam AreaGP09IZCompleted★★★★Lago Caro Dam AreaGP0CQOCompleted★★★★River in ValleyGP015EUCompleted★★★★Lago CaroGP0KWOCompleted★★★★Lago Caro Dam AreaGP0GBHCompleted★★★★View AllGP0NU4River in Lago Dam AreaA river running through a mountainous valley covered with trees in the Lago Caro dam area.Locations:Chile-Patagonia-South AmericaDate:3 Feb, 2004Credit:© Greenpeace / Daniel BeltráMaximum size:2048px X 3072pxKeywords:Aerial view-Beauty-Day-Forests (campaign title)-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Mountains-Nature-Outdoors-Rivers-Scenic-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.