Honduras Launches $35 Million Repair Work at El Cajon Dam

7 Jan 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
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Honduras last week announced the start of a $34.8 million USD project to repair cracks at the El Cajon hydropower dam, on the Comayagua River in the western part of the country.The dam has an installed capacity of 300 megawatts, and its reservoir has a capacity of 5.7 billion cubic meters.The cracks occurred in 2009 as a result of an earthquake. While experts stressed the need to repair it, authorities insisted that the fissures did not constitute an immediate risk.However, the cracks are causing water losses of 86,000 cubic meters a day, and if the dam collapses, it would not only cause millions of dollars in damage, but would affect crops and put human lives at risk...

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