Protesta Chilena

By Caterina Zischke-Rincon

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On October 12th, 2013, hundreds of people gathered to protest the            impending construction of a thermoelectric plant in Concón, Chile, a beach town just north of the port of Valparaíso. Protesters were concerned that dangerous levels of electromagnetic radiation from the power plant would harm human health, and that toxic waste dumped into the sea would threaten local marine life. Funding the project was Chile’s state-owned oil company ENAP, which had plans to build the plant at the edge of Playa La Boca, a popular surfing destination for generations of local residents and visitors alike.

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