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Old 05-24-2006, 08:25 AM
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5) It is curved, just so friggin' huge that the part in the foreground of the picture looks straight. Check the bacground of the pic. I'm thinking that the dam bends around to the right until it passes out the rhs of the frame just below that cluster of white buildings.
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Because somebody has to insure it, right?
Does anybody have to insure it since it's a government owned thing? (Other than government self-insurance.)

I can see where it will create a flooding risk for those nearby. Is there a strong property insurance market in China? If so, do policies cover flooding?

I got the impression that this was an "ignore the risks and hope for the best" kind of deal rather than a "let's look for insurance cover" deal, but that's only an impression.
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Fair enough. I also guess the Chinese government tends to self-insure things quite often.
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In this photo below, I have drawn an arrow and a circle. In side the circle, that's a bus. It shows the massive size of the dam.

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From that perspective, I have to admit it is a really big monster. In the first photo, the dam seemed like it was quite close to the people in the foreground.
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Every large dam is curved. This is so that when the water pressure builds up, the curve of the dam will actually strenghten, much like an arch.

The picture you show is straight.

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(2) Arches work differently in China.
(3) This dam will fail.

Actually it is probably (4) That is not a picture of a dam 6 times the size of the Hover dam.
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In China, the dams are held up by old people?
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One of the argument against building the dam used to be: it may become war-time or terrorist bombing target. But they said the dam can withstand any conventional blast because of its size.
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Very little I've read indicates that this project was a good idea.
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