Barrage of rows

Barrage of rows The us $25 billion Three Gorges Dam in China, already at the centre of a raging dispute, has become embroiled in a fresh controversy. The pro-dam lobby has been contending that the structure is needed to prevent floods caused by the Yangtze river and to meet power demand. But critics aver that the project is not a practical solution to tackle either problem and could, on the contrary, cause severe pollution and silting. Now, China's state media reports have exacerbated the situation, stating that a 600-kilometre reservoir behind the dam

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