Authorities Dismiss Three Gorges Dam Safety Concerns

BEIJING

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.

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