Chinese Environmental Authorities Approve World’s Tallest Hydroelectric Dam

Despite the fact that they have already admitted that endangered plants and rare fish species will be affected by the project, the Chinese environmental authorities have approved plans to construct the world’s tallest dam.

The 314 metre high dam will be built on the Dadu river in south-western Sichuan province, and form part of the Shuangjiangkou hydropower project. Guodian Group, one of China’s five state owned power companies will build the dam, estimated to cost around £2.9 billion over the ten year construction period.

via Chinese Environmental Authorities Approve World’s Tallest Hydroelectric Dam.

 

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