Dams busted

日期:2017-04-13 02:34:11 作者:盛咖 阅读:

Japan’s construction ministry has cancelled or frozen 12 dam projects, citing lower water requirements. The ministry is also reconsidering the use of dams for flood control, looking instead at methods such as reinforcing river embankments. Dams have been popular with Japanese politicians keen to bring jobs to their constituencies. But protests on environmental grounds have grown since a controversial dam across the Nagara river, 250 kilometres west of Tokyo,