With these words, the coordinator of the Citizens Coalition for Aysen Life Reserve, Peter Hartmann, referred to statements HidroAysen general manager Hernan Salazar, for the work done by the contractor Bachy SOLETANCHE in areas adjacent to the Baker River Easter does not correspond to tunnels but simple surveys. The executive power was interviewed by CNN Chile a few days to respond to the Patagonia Campaign Coordinator of International Rivers, Gary Hughes, who last week visited the confluence of the Baker and Chacabuco, where the company linked to HidroAysen tasks performed and was surprised by the type of works that run the place, with no environmental impact study approved. In the query of whether they were building tunnels as a way forward in the realization of the dam, Hernan Salazar told the news channel that "what are geological surveys are not tunnels. A tunnel is very different from a survey." As response, Peter Hartmann said that "the pictures are very clear about the types of jobs they are doing, with camping included. And that is found at sites which can be accessed, because unfortunately we do not know what other work being carried forward in more isolated areas.

" He added that "based on false semantic arguments to lower the profile to the intervention being undertaken in areas of high environmental quality and cultural diversity is an advantage. It is clear that the environmental impact is severe and that they can not ignore. Now, they will called 'geological prospecting galleries' and tunnels is an issue that only looks that citizens do not have clarity on the environmental damage they are causing.