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I do not think The Three Gorges Dam project should be completed for many reasons One of the reasons is that China will have to relocate three hundred and eighty million people This is because the proposed 185 meter high and two thousand meter wide dam across the Yangtze river the 3rd largest river in the world will cerate a four hundred-mile long man made lake This puts 150000 acres under water Somewhere in these 150000 acres there are 16 archeological sites that could further explain early man to the world In addition 1500 factories 320 villages 140 towns 1600 industries power transmission and communication facilities harbors smaller power plants roads and pumping stations will be submerged The cost of the dam is approximately 32 billion dollars and the human costs are even greater because they will have to relocate all of those people The Canadian International Development Agency says that the dam will do every thing better They claim that it will protect millions of people from flooding They also say it will generate 18000MW of hydroelectricity for Chinas electricity shortage In addition they say it will make it easier for ships transport goods to up river villages Environmentalists and scientists do not agree By forever changing the hydrology of the river for thousands of miles they argue the dam will destroy commercial fish stocks and deprive the complex floodplain agricultural systems of the water and silt they need threatening the livelihoods of 75 million people who live by fishing or farming along the Yangtzes banks The dam will also will kill endangered fish the Chinese alligator the river dolphin and many other beautiful creatures The promised flood control of the dam will actually put more people at risk Another reason I do not think the dam should be built is that right now tons of sewage is being dumped into the swift flowing river If the river is blocked the sewage will
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