Argument: Floating garbage is piling up behind the TGD
- "Floating Garbage Piling Up In Three Gorges Dam". Beijing (AFP). Sep 21, 2006 - "Massive amounts of floating garbage are accumulating behind China's giant Three Gorges Dam due to a drought and a host of other factors, state press said Thursday. Several months of drought in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, China's longest, had reduced its capacity to clean itself, Xinhua news agency quoted Cao Guangjing, vice manager of the Three Gorges Corporation, as saying.
- Now as the water in the reservoir is set to rise to increase the hydro-electric potential of the dam, a lot of garbage on the banks will end up floating in its huge reservoir, he said."...
- "China struggles to treat floating debris at Three Gorges Dam". GOV.cn October 21, 2006 - "China is struggling to find a solution on how to treat the huge amount of floating debris which is clogging up the Three Gorges Reservoir.
- Cao Guangjing, deputy general manager of the China Yangtze River Three Gorges Project Development Corporation, said, 'We are trying to find an efficient method to develop and use this floating flotsam, but so far we have made little progress.'"