FROM Aviva Imhof
Nearly 400 Dams Suffered Damage from China Quake Now that rescuers have reached the epicenter of yesterday's massive earthquake in China, the death toll is expected to rise well above 15,000. Many more are injured or missing. China's news agency reports that thousands of soldiers have been rushed to repair cracks in the Zipingpu Dam upriver from a major city. Aviva Imhoff is a China specialist with International Rivers , an environmental group based in Berkeley, California.
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