Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Three Gorges Dam

See the explosion to break the temporary dam at the Three Gorges Dam, here.

Chinese engineers have demolished the temporary barrier behind the Three Gorges dam, in a spectacular explosion. The barrier, called a cofferdam, was used to hold back the waters of the Yangtze River while the permanent structure of the dam was built. Enough explosives to topple 400 10-storey buildings were used in the blast, China's Xinhua news agency said.

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