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Check out this HUGE hydro electric dam in China - 2nd largest with a dam height of almost 1,000 feet, and four years to build.

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Bob Meinetz on Jun 28, 2021

"The 1975 Banqiao Dam failure was the collapse of 62 dams, including the Banqiao Dam, in Henan, China in August 1975 under the influence of Typhoon Nina. The dam failure created the third-deadliest flood in history which affected a total population of 10.15 million and inundated around 30 cities and counties of 12,000 square kilometers (or 3 million acres), with an estimated death toll ranging from 26,000 to 240,000."

Banqiao Dam was responsible for more deaths than Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, and forty times as many deaths as Chernobyl. Why are the Chinese still building nuclear power plants - forget hydroelectric dams??

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