Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'

Arbuthnot, Felicity

Publisher:  The Ecologist
Date Written:  07/03/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18985

As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or more, and destroy Baghdad and a string of other cities along the Tigris river. The porous rocks beneath the Mosul dam are dissolving away and the entire edifice could collapse at any moment, releasing 11 cubic kilometres of water.

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