San Rafael Falls - Coca Codo Sinclair Project
Cascada de San Rafael

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San Rafael Falls - Coca Codo Sinclair Project

Sumaco Biosphere Reserve - Ecuador

San Rafael Falls
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Ecuador's highest waterfall, the world-famous San Rafael Falls, or San Rafael Waterfall, is threatened by a plan, the Coca Codo Sinclair Project, to divert most of the water to generate hydroelectric power. Having secured a 1.7 billion dollar loan from China, construction has begun on the project.

Below is information about problems with this hydroelectric project and news about San Rafael Falls.

Press Release - September 2010

Press Release en Espanol

News Story on Mongabay - September 7, 2010

News Story on Treehugger - September 9, 2010

News Story El Comercio - September 16, 2010
          in English y en Espanol

News Story on Business Insider - June 25, 2010 -
China Has Basically Purchased Its Own Latin American Country - "former Ecuadorean vice president Leon Roldos (1981-1984) maintained that the loan is illegal, because it finances a 'turn-key contract' without 'definitive studies or detail engineering', which he said is expressly prohibited by law."

Technical Map

Video of San Rafael Waterfall - Cascada de San Rafael en espanol

Short video of San Rafael Waterfall

 

 

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San Rafael Waterfall
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Cascada de San Rafael
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San Rafael Falls
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San Rafael Falls
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