Category: Dams and Earthquakes

Jia Qinglin inspects Yingxiu, Dujiangyan

(May 30, 2008) Top political advisor, Jia Qinglin, has inspected quake-affected Yingxiu Town and Dujiangyan City. He asked locals about their living conditions after the earthquake.

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Overall environmental quality stable, water quality potable in quake-hit Sichuan

(May 30, 2008) The overall environmental quality in China’s earthquake-ravaged southwestern Sichuan Province has remained “stable” and water quality eligible for drinking, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Friday.

China fights quake lakes

(May 29, 2008) About 160,000 people are being relocated and the government may have to evacuate as many as 1.3 million after landslides caused by the May 12 quake blocked rivers, creating 35 lakes, reported Bloomberg. Some of them are threatening to burst their banks.

China’s quake: the dam factor

(May 20, 2008) A foreign service correspondent for the San Francicso Chronicle quotes Probe International’s Patricia Adams in a story linking China’s devastating earthquake to speculation that the country’s enormous Three Gorges dam “was a factor in causing the killer Sichuan province quake.”