Dams and Landslides

28,000 more moved from China Three Gorges area

(April 17, 2009) Landslides and mudflows caused by rising and falling waters behind China’s gigantic Three Gorges Dam has forced the relocation of over 28,000 people since September, state press said Friday.

The “geological hazards” have caused 539 million yuan (79 million dollars) in economic losses along the nearly 600-kilometre-long (370-mile) reservoir behind the dam, the world’s largest, Xinhua news agency said.

Agence France Presse, April 17, 2009

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