Peter Hartmann

Problems with dams and tailings deepening in the aftermath of the earthquake, Peter Hartmann said that risks of mega infrastructure construction are each day demonstrated, even more so in a highly seismic and volcanic country like ours. Little has known about the overflow of water from Colbun Machicura plant return channel last Friday night, where 12 families were left homeless product of a tunnel which occurred due to the constant movement of latter-day recalled. He added that neither reported fully on the death of 4 people the day of the earthquake as a result of the tailing of a mining company that collapsed with the telluric movement, generating an avalanche and pollution in the area of Pencahue. The catastrophe that has occurred in Chile It must be an opportunity to get the best lessons to build a much more sustainable, fair and equitable country. Unfortunately we have seen once again that the main affected are the poorest, subjected to the inequity of an ill-conceived development model expressed, at the time that recalled that it is paradoxical to see that in the South-Central zone, where has always existed the best conditions to survive, when people there is this emergency has no water, food and energy.

And this is precisely because biodiversity has been razed to the ground, contaminated water, ecosystems destroyed. This added the tragic story that on the morning of Monday, metres from the dams of Endesa in the Alto Bio Bio, they not even recovering electricity. It is one pathetic symptom of our centralism. Finally, called on the new authorities have the political will of transforming Chile into a decentralized and truly sustainable country level environmental, social and economic, and not like this that proves that such a level of centralization and dependency is not the best bet we can make for the future. We privilegiemos energy development in the country, not the business of a few.