China’s Three Gorges Dam….what are the positive and negative aspects of its construction?

China’s Three Gorges Dam is certainly a wonder of manmade engineering, but some people feel that it shouldn’t have been built in the first place. Here is an introduction to the Three Gorges Dam:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/0,,1799355,00.html  

A deadly landslide happens near the Three Gorges Dam, but did the dam cause it, and is this an indication of more trouble in the future?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7104946.stm

Further fears are raised about the environmental impact of the Three Gorges Dam

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7120856.stm

In May 2011, the Chinese governement admitted that the dam had caused a number of problems that need to be solved.

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