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Argument: The Three Gorges Dam was dangerously constructed on a fault line

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  • "The Three Gorges Dam: Part III, The Human Cost". Katabasis. July 26, 2003 - "The Three Gorges Dam: Part IV, Will It Work? On the night of August 27, 1993, a dam burst high in a remote western province of China , sending torrents of water crashing down on nearby villages, killing more than 200 people, and rendering thousands more homeless. Though no official reason has been given for this latest human-made disaster in a country plagued by them, one government spokesperson admitted that a destructive earthquake which hit the region of the Gouhou dam in 1990 “may have had some effect” in causing the dam to collapse under this year’s flood waters.
The Three Gorges Dam is situated near six active fault lines and above 15 million people. A dam burst at Three Gorges would, says engineer Philip Williams, president of the San Francisco-based International Rivers Network, 'rank as one of history’s worst man-made disasters.'"

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