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Contest #204

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August 19th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 34 comments

Contest #203 answer: Three Gorges Dam, Sandouping, China

In the Yangtze River in China lies one of the most controversial dams in the world, The Three Gorges Dam.
It is record breaking in various ways: it is the world largest power station (20,300 MW) but also cause a record number of people to move (more than 1,2 million) as it flooded a record number of inhabited places (13 cities, 140 towns and 1,350 villages).

It is operated by the China Three Gorges Corporation. a state owned enterprise.

When doing some research for this contest, I was shocked to learn how many hydroelectric dams in the world are built on (or uncomfortable near) seismic faults.

Those who were not afraid of an aftershock

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