Authorities Dismiss Three Gorges Dam Safety Concerns


Chinese authorities have dismissed rumours on social media that the Three Gorges Dam is breaking and poses a threat to the local population, saying the dam's structural integrity is intact and its various functions are operating properly. A team of safety experts from China Three Gorges Corporation, the dam's operator, said in a statement on its WeChat account last Saturday (July 6) that the dam's structural changes since its completion in 2006 are in the millimetre range.