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Unformatted text preview: Hydro power works by making water flow through a tunnel really fast which makes a turbine in the tunnel spin which runs a generator. Impact Pro: Economy No floods Hydro power Con: Much will be flooded. Many many people will have to move ~2 million? New towns will be worse than old ones? Old rural communities/way of life will be CRUSHED Old historic temples and cultural thingys will also be CRUSHED Dangers Silt may build up in the reservoir. Cause floodings upstream? Earthquakes may CRUSH dam. If dam fails, people will be CRUSHED Antiquities/historical artefacts will be CRUSHED. Bothers Chinese very deeply to lose this. Ultimately, this is a battle between Chinas past and its future....
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2009 for the course MIME MIME 221 taught by Professor Hassani during the Winter '08 term at McGill.
- Winter '08