20 May '11, 2pm

Three Gorges Dam Project Poses 'Urgent' Problems, China Admits

20 May 2011: Three Gorges Dam Project Poses 'Urgent' Problems, China Admits The Chinese government has issued a statement admitting that the controversial Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydropower plant and a centerpiece engineering project for the nation, has numerous The Dam Building Boom: Right Path to Clean Energy? The developing world is engaged in a flurry of dam construction, touting hydropower as renewable energy in an era of global warming. But critics point out that the human and environmental costs of dams remain high. READ THE e360 REPORT problems that are “urgently in need of resolution .” In the statement, the state council acknowledged that the 600-foot-tall dam, completed in 2006 on the Yangtze River to provide a new source of renewable energy, has produced troubling ecological, human, and geological impacts downriver. The 1.5-mile barrier produces t...

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The Chinese government has acknowledged that the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric project, has urgent p...