Tragedy Strikes as China Tries to Back-Track on Three Gorges Threat

27 Nov 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China
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- In an example of tragic but immaculate timing, China tried desperately last week to backtrack on the widely publicized negative potential impact its largest civil engineering project could have on the environment. But just days after the environmental chief of the Three Gorges Dam tried to play down the reports, one of a number of recent landslides claimed the lives of one worker in the central province of Hebei, beside a half-completed railway line near the 660-kilometer dam reservoir. Three other workers were trapped. Three days later, a bus was uncovered under the debris - buried as it was carrying migrant workers home from Shanghai...

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