30 Sep '11, 6pm

Green Blog: On Our Radar: Dam Halted in Myanmar

Activists in Yangon prayed on Tuesday at a protest against construction of the Myitsone Dam. A day after Brazil’s controversial Belo Monte dam is halted by court order, Myanmar’s president says he is suspending construction of the Chinese-backed Myitsone dam on the Irrawaddy River. He cites “the desire of the people”; in another wrinkle, The Guardian reports that diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks indicate that the United States Embassy in Yangon supplied funds to some groups protesting the dam. [The Guardian] Japan lifts some evacuation advisories around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to persuade tens of thousands of residents that it is safe to return home. A 12-mile radius around the plant, which was devastated by a tsunami in March, remains off limits to them. [Associated Press] With aid from abroad and the backing of the government, a pilot project to restor...

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