Jun 26, 2010

China: Cracks in the Three Gorges Dam

Telegraph In China, cracks are appearing – in the neighborhood of the massive Three Gorges Dam...a series of landslips, minor earthquakes and cracks appearing in roads and buildings along the central section of the Yangtse, between the dam and the city of Chongqing. Almost 10,000 "dangerous sites" have been identified, but many of the people living near them cannot be relocated for lack of money.
Two years ago thousands of children died in Sichuan Province because their schools were not resistant to the earthquake which hit the area; in the town of Badong near Chongqing children are attending school in buildings which have been recognised as far more vulnerable.

 What else can they do? The local authorities can't afford a new one. Read on  at Telegraph