FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC CHINA DAM ENVIRONMENT
FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC-CHINA-DAM-ENVIRONMENT - A coal miner in Santuo village in China's southwestern province of Sichuan oils the wheels of a cart before going into the mineshaft to retrieve another load of coal. The massive Three Gorges dam being built in neighbouring Hubei province will create a 600 kilometer (366 mile) long lake that will submerge thousands of old factories, garbage dumps and mines such as this one. Many of those living along the river worry that pollution from such sites, in addition to sewage water from towns along the river, will turn the reservoir in to one giant cesspool. Picture taken 28OCT97.
CHINA DAM ENVIRONMENT