Argument: The Three Gorges Dam was dangerously constructed on a fault line
- "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.'"