territories exploited by major mining projects of the Amazonian of Pará,
Northern region of Brazil, have caused socioeconomic impacts of different
complexities and set to debate the role of mining as a tool for territorial
planning in the host cities that house Major Mining Projects, for failing to
create economic and social dynamics, making the multiplier effect of the Major
Mining Projects an indicator of local development of the mineral economy in the
municipalities of Pará. The main objective of this paper is to present the main
impacts caused by mining activities in Pará municipalities.A documentary and bibliographical analysis was necessary for the textual
elaboration, in addition to field research in the study area. We can observe that
mining is an important productive activity, but has caused significant changes
in Pará territory, as well as in economy and in the environment, and the way of
life of local populations.
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