New Documentary Sheds Light On Faulty Dams In Lebanon
A new documentary prepared by Sky News Arabia detailing the effects of different dam projects reveals their problematic nature. For one, some hold potential seismic hazards that might lead to earthquakes, while others have been leaky and ineffective, thus being a major waste of public funds.
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The documentary highlights how the controversial Bisri Dam project that was intended to increase water supply in Lebanon stands on a highly-active earthquake fault that might impact not only local residents, but the surrounding region.
According to the interviewees in the documentary, the Bisri Dam project would be a threat to the valley’s unique natural environment and poses a serious risk to locals’ safety and livelihoods. Other environmentalists have gone on record to say that previous projects such as the Mseilha Dam cannot collect water because they were set up incorrectly and in the wrong places.