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IPFS News Link • China

Is China's Three Gorges Dam, with many nuclear plants below it, about to crumble?

•, by: Ethan Huff

The area has been receiving excess rainstorms for many weeks now, generating mudslides and other hazards that have already lifted up and moved some 7,300 housing structures. At least eight million people have been affected by the storms thus far, with many more in harm's way should the dam eventually collapse.

While the communist Chinese regime claims that the dam is just fine, Weiluo is not convinced. He says its design, construction, and quality inspection were all conducted by the same people, and that it was rushed to completion far too quickly to be safe for the long haul – a situation that America faces as well.

This is especially concerning when considering that the Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest hydropower project, holding back unprecedented volumes of water. Weiluo claims the dam is not properly equipped to hold back the rising flood waters, and that, in time, it will only have a very limited effect on flood control.

Chinese Vice Minister of Water Resources Ye Jianchun reportedly stated at a June 10 press conference that at least 148 rivers throughout China have already risen above warning threshold. And if the Three Gorges Dam ends up bearing the brunt of this, an absolute catastrophe could ensue.