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China to Launch Two New Hydropower Projects Despite Earthquake Risk

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BEIJING

Two controversial hydroelectric power stations over the Jinsha River are to be approved and start construction this year. When completed, the 10.2GW Wudongde and 16GW Baihetan hydropower projects in Yunnan and Sichuan, together with the Xiangjiaba and Xiluodu hydroelectric power stations which began generating last year, will produce twice as much power as the Three Gorges Dam.