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2,000 rally in Georgia against massive hydropower plant project

Around 2,000 people rally in Georgia against plans to construct two giant hydropower plants which critics say pose major environmental risks. Locals and environmental activists have long fumed about plans to build the plants in Georgia's western Rioni Valley, pointing to seismic and environmental risks.

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