Major Flooding Risk Could Span Decades After Chinese Earthquake

Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 17:21 in Earth & Climate

Up to 20 million people, thousands of whom are already displaced from their homes following the devastating Chinese earthquake, are at increased risk from flooding and major power shortages in the massive Sichuan Basin over the next few decades and possibly centuries. A geographer from Durham University makes the observations on returning from carrying out investigative fieldwork in the China earthquake zone.

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