Sichuan Quake III–Three Gorges Dam

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A reader in response to a previous post quite rightly raises the (terrible) prospect of damage to Three Gorges Dam, the monumental hydroelectric project located in western Hubei province,about 660 kilometres east of Chengdu. Thus far, both Xinhua and Reuters reports (out of Chengdu) are saying that there is no evidence as yet of any cracks or otherwise significant damage at the Dam as a result of the quake. But it’s still early and this is obviously something we’ll watch.

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