As torrential rains in China continue to wreak havoc on more than 24 provinces, notable Chinese hydrologist Wang Weiluo (王維洛) has questioned the safety of the massive Three Gorges Dam, warning that it could collapse at any moment.
H/T: Taiwan News
In his interview with Radio France Internationale, the Chinese water expert also criticized the Chinese government and state media for refusing to acknowledge the potential danger of the reservoir. He said that scientists who have spoken the truth have been criminalized by Beijing, resulting in a society with no communication.
The water level in the Three Gorges Reservoir area continued to rise by 2 meters beyond the flood control limit. In mainland China, there have been heavy rains recently, and 24 provinces have been hit by floods. The warning of the Three Gorges Dam dam breaking has spread again https://t.co/WT5xH48nXP— croalx 2.0 la vendetta (account ereditato) (@croalxbis) June 22, 2020
China 🇨🇳 is busy, internally.— Hiro Hamakawa (@hiro_hamakawa) June 22, 2020
ChungQing flooding is extremely serious right now, but data from China govt shows that the Three Gorges Dam did not stop releasing the water!
Where is Xi?!https://t.co/aGQkVmNVFq https://t.co/w7Mb2XuuIz
Floods in China are worsening. Billions of dollars worth properties Destroyed, 100s of people have died so far.— Research Wing (@ResearchWing) June 20, 2020
Now there is huge threat of breakage of the famous Three Gorges Dam (HE) on Yangtze river. Experts have suggested safe demolition of dam
Fear in people of South china pic.twitter.com/aoOPLHTeMX
三峡大坝上游大渡河，汹涌澎湃，看来三峡大坝要出事！ pic.twitter.com/MTNPDuJonp— 铁血党奴 (@SoloWindRider) June 21, 2020
Three Gorges Dam: Masterpiece Or Impending Disaster? https://t.co/0jlXka1D6M— Pam Murakami (@pam_murakami) June 21, 2020
#China insists Three Gorges Dam is safe after satellite images show the 'distorted' structure is at risk of collapsehttps://t.co/IahIzLKFbp— 🇳🇫🇦🇺🇺🇸🇯🇵 BoycottChina🇮🇳🇭🇰🇨🇿🇧🇷🇹🇭 (@Boycott_China22) June 22, 2020
China is a cursed country becoz the #CCP has done too many nasty things that no one can tolerate and forgive !
In ponds and rivers across #China, packs of fish have been seen jumping straight out of the water, one after another. It’s sparking fears of an incoming natural disaster. Many believe the odd behavior is a warning sign. pic.twitter.com/6D90cDdzDJ— China in Focus - NTD (@ChinaInFocusNTD) June 21, 2020