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26 February 2021

Badong, China: population relocation due to landslides associated with the Three Gorges Dam

Badong, China: multiple episodes of population relocation due to landslides associated with the Three Gorges Dam

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7 December 2018

The Guazi landslide: an interesting ancient landslide reactivated by a hydroelectric power scheme in China

The Guazi landslide: an interesting ancient landslide reactivated by a hydroelectric power scheme in China, as described in the journal Landslides

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21 January 2017

Xekaman 3 hydroelectric plant in Laos: a very major landslide in December

On 16th December 2016, a major landslide destroyed the penstock and associated infrastructure at the Xekaman 3 hydroelectric power plant site in Laos

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14 August 2015

Mangdechu in Bhutan – another significant landslide at a hydroelectric power plant site

Today the Mangdechu Hydroelectric power in Bhutan was hit by a major landslide, killing 5 workers. This is the latest in a string of fatal landslides at HEP sites in Asia.

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19 May 2014

Dariali Valley: a valley-blocking landslide that has killed three and left five missing

A landslide late last week in the Dariali Valley of Georgia has blocked a river and left 8 people dead or missing. It is close to a hydroelectric scheme under construction

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28 April 2014

Upper Madi Hydroelectric Project – another fatal landslide at a major power scheme in the Himalayas

On Friday a landslide at the Upper Madi HEP project site in Nepal trapped workers in a tunnel. Most were rescued but three lost their lives. Undortunately this is just the latest in a series of landslides associated with hydroelectric schemes in the Himalayas.

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26 July 2009

Two recent landslides at hydroelectric sites in China

In the past week China has suffered two rather extraordinary landslide accidents at hydroelectric plants. The first occurred an 20th July 2009 near to the Xiaowan hydroelectric power station in Yunnan province. The dam, shown in the artist’s impression below, will apparently be the world’s tallest arched dam, standing 292 m high when finished. It is still under construction, with the first turbine expected to be operational later this year: …

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