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In China, cracks are appearing – in the neighbourhood of the massive Three Gorges Dam, the country’s great prestige project, and also in the Great Internet Firewall of China, enabling the ominous news to leak out. Three years ago stories were already emerging in the Chinese media about landslides, ecological deterioration and accumulation of algae further down the river. And less and less effort seems to be made to plug the leaks.
Recent media reports tell of a series of landslips, minor earthquakes and cracks appearing in roads and buildings along the central section of the Yangtse, betw
Originally posted by srsen
However, we should try not to think too hard about this horrible potential, the more we feed the negativity, the more we increase its power and in-turn increase the likelihood of such an event occurring.
Say a prayer, if your religious, or just send loving energy if you're not. Do not doom and gloom over this, battle the potential disaster with positivity.
Sounds strange to some but it is affective.
All concrete structures will crack to some extent, due to shrinkage and tension.
As with all massive engineering undertakings, the 180-billion yuan ($26.3 billion) Three Gorges Dam project has been highly contentious, and its costs and benefits continue to be debated. Among the pluses are flood control, improved ship navigation and clean hydroelectric power generation. Among the minuses are obligatory human resettlements, increased siltation, the loss of archeological and cultural sites and some ecological and environmental damage.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
But I'm sorry to be the one to tell you that the idea that works so well with the economy has no effect on dams. Other things might affect the dam, like whether there's an earthquake for example, but whether we think positively or negatively won't have any effect on that sorry to say.