Argument: China is taking steps to limit garbage glut behind TGD

Issue Report: Three Gorges Dam

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  • “Huge funds spent to clear garbage threatening Three Gorges Dam” May 19, 2006The garbage floats from the upstream of the Three Gorges reservoir amount to 100,000-200,000 cubic meters annually at the Dam and China has spent 1.3 million U.S. dollar annually in cleaning these garbage by building garbage-clearing vesseland, entrusting with relevant provincial governments to scrutinize and distribute the floats. So far, nearly 200,000 cubic meters of garbage floats has been skimmed and collected.According to the latest evaluation made by the Three Gorges Water Environment Monitoring Center, the water at the dam area is up to the state criteria for drinking water.