Dams and Earthquakes

Chinese Official Defends Construction of Schools Felled in Quake

(March 9, 2009) A vice governor of the Chinese province hardest hit by the earthquake last May said Sunday that many schools collapsed then because of the strength of the 7.9 magnitude quake, and not because of shoddy construction.

Keith Bradsher, The New York Times, March 9, 2009

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Categories: Dams and Earthquakes, RIS

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