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Old 28.07.2012, 20:25
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Re: World's largest hydropower project goes fully operational ( China )

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Yeah, but how many people were displaced to create the lake and dam in the first place, how much wildlife and eco-system has been destroyed for it.
Officially 1,24 and by other estimates up to 1.5 mio people had to be relocated. Archeological treasures had to be evacuated, just as in case of Lake Nasser south of Aswan. In case of Lake Nasser, wildlife not only recovered but that sizeable lake is now home to fish of sorts not present before. The eco-system may even be improved. But you only will see the longterm effects after a few decades.
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