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China: Yangzi River and Three Gorges Dam

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Explores the pros and cons of building the Three Gorges Dam across the Yangzi River in China to control floods and generate electricity. Expected to be completed in 2009, it will be the biggest dam ever built anywhere in the world. Two million people will be displaced and 1,400 towns and villages will be flooded. Asks the question: Are the potential benefits worth the costs?

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