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Iraq's Biggest Dam Facing 'Serious and Unprecedented Risk of Catastrophic Failure'


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Iraq's Biggest Dam Facing 'Serious and Unprecedented Risk of Catastrophic Failure'

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Iraq's biggest dam is facing potential "catastrophic failure" U.S. officials have warned, threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

The new warning regarding the hydroelectric dam, located on the Tigris River, is far from the first since it was constructed in the 1980s.


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Not 6 km (3.7 miles) from the dam, 6 km from any part of the Euphrates river for most of the way downstream to Baghdad. That is how far one needs to get to avoid the flood wave if the dam fails.


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MmAre GW Bush and the Dick Cheney seeing this? We never hear from the WMDs neocon boys on their destabilization of the Middle East do we? How did we do Georgie? Hey Dick, have we saved them from anything? Have you saved those welcoming flowers in a vase to commemorate how your invasion helped the world and especially the Iraqis?

Hillary babe, you voted for it, you promoted it, so how did we do? Want to do more?

Just a question here guys but doesn't it seem that your plan for the Middle East has made things far worse than they ever would have been? Just asking.


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the dam’s former chief engineer who spent most of his professional career shoring it up in the face of fundamental flaws in its construction, said that the structure would only survive with round-the-clock work with teams filling in holes in the porous bedrock under the structure... But that level of maintenance ... evaporated after the Isis occupation.

Is that Led Zeppelin playing in the background?

Cryin wont help you, prayin wont do you no good,
Now, cryin wont help you, prayin wont do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.