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Disaster Looms as Saddam-Era Tigris River Dam Verges on Collapse

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posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 07:49 PM
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Disaster Looms as Saddam-Era Tigris River Dam Verges on Collapse


www.alternet.org

As world attention focuses on the daily slaughter in Iraq, a devastating disaster is impending in the north of the country, where the wall of a dam holding back the Tigris river north of Mosul city is in danger of imminent collapse."It could go at any minute," says a senior aid worker who has knowledge of the struggle by US and Iraqi engineers to save the dam. "The potential for disaster is very great.
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posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 07:49 PM
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Well you can add one more thing to the list of misinformation comming out of Iraq. I never heard of this imminent threat. Has anyone else?
If the dam breaks the war on terrorism will be the least of the U.S problems over there A death toll could be in the millions, and I assure you the U.S will be held respodible for aid and cleaning up.

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posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 08:10 PM
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Golly, I hope they get some guys over there and caulk that up before it's too late. I certainly would not want to pay the tab on that engineering nightmare. I do sincerely hope that the innocent people of Mosul aren't wholesaled slaughtered by something retarded like a mismanaged dam facility.



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by carnival_of_souls2047
Golly, I hope they get some guys over there and caulk that up before it's too late. I certainly would not want to pay the tab on that engineering nightmare. I do sincerely hope that the innocent people of Mosul aren't wholesaled slaughtered by something retarded like a mismanaged dam facility.


Ya how about that caulk


It's not to far fetched to think the current U.S administration, is purposely turning a blind eye to a disaster that could kill hundreds of thousands maybe a million people to distract the tottal cluster that Iraq is.



posted on Aug, 9 2007 @ 09:13 PM
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I don't doubt that the U.S. will be blamed when the dam finely collapases, however if you read the article it sounds like the U.S. has nothing to do with the looming disaster.


The dam was built between 1980 and 1984 and has long been known to be in a dangerous condition because of unstable bedrock. "The dam was constructed on a foundation of marls, soluble gypsum, anhydrite, and karstic limestone that are continuously dissolving," said specialists at the US embassy in a statement. "The dissolution creates an increased risk for dam failure."



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