Scientists Raise Concerns About Nicaragua’s Inter-Oceanic Canal Project

6 Mar 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON, DC, United States

A group of environmental scientists has expressed concern about the potential impacts of Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal project, and has called on the government to come up with an action plan to address those impacts.In their report, “Scientists Raise Alarms About Fast Tracking of Transoceanic Canal through Nicaragua,” published this week in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science and Technology, the scientists warned that “the 278-kilometer-long inter-oceanic canal project may result in significant environmental and social impairments.“Of particular concern are: damage to Lake Cocibolca, a unique freshwater tropical lake and Central America’s main freshwater reservoir; damage to regional biodiversity and ecosystems; and socio-economic impacts...

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