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Hydroelectric dam leaves factory high and dry

From rushing rivers deep in Canada's wilderness comes the electricity that keeps our cities humming. As a renewable, emissions-free source of energy, hydroelectricity is "green," but flooding from hydroelectric dams has sometimes devastated traditional aboriginal livelihoods. Ranging from a single tidal turbine to Niagara Falls to a dam carved from a mountain, Canada's hydro projects provide 60 per cent of this country's power.

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Medium: Television
Program: Broadcast 1
Broadcast Date: Feb. 7, 1997
Guest(s): Bryce Bennett, Rick Berry, Glen Clark, Dave McMullin, Ray Williston
Reporter: Kevin Evans
Duration: 6:49

Last updated: March 29, 2012

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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