China’s Massive Three Gorges Dam Reaches Full Capacity

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 4:29 PM EDT) -- The final turbine was installed Wednesday at China's Three Gorges River dam, completing the world's most powerful hydroelectric project, which has been under construction since 1994, cost more than $23 billion and displaced millions of people on its march to meet China's growing power demand.

The controversial project, which straddles the Yangtze River in central China, now has 32 large turbines capable of producing 22.5 gigawatts of power, according to its operator, China Three Gorges Corp.

“The full operation of the generators makes the Three Gorges...
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