15 May 2008 09:32 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Three major dams damaged by the recent earthquake in Sichuan province, China, have been certified as structurally safe and stable, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Sichuan Government said in a statement on Thursday.
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Dujiang Weir was also declared as safe after inspection, despite the collapse of part of the outer canal and standby power houses, added the Ministry of Water Resources.
The results come amid earlier concerns about the safety of the ancient irrigation system, located just 59km from
The famous Three Gorges Dam was also reported to have escaped unscathed. Inspections have revealed that no damage has been caused to the facility which was built to withstand quakes of up to 7 on the Richter scale.
Surveillance of the dam, however, has been tightened after the quake, said the China Three Gorges Project Corp in a statement on Tuesday.
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