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Unit 3 - Water Power!

Energy Debate

An energy company has decided to build a dam near your local area in order to produce hydro-electrical power.  The building of the dam and the flooding it will cause will mean that 200 homes will be destroyed.  The energy company will give the people and families affected money and time to move house. 

The project will create a source of clean, renewable energy that will power thousands of homes in Northern Ireland.  It will also create work for many people in your area.  However, the flooding of the valley to create the reservoir will not only affect the families that live there, but also the many animals and birds that live there.  The valley that will be flooded is a place of natural beauty that is enjoyed by tourists, walkers and anglers.

In your group, you must create an argument either for or against the development of the dam.  You should take on different roles within your group to show the different sides of the argument

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