Damning the Three Gorges (2008): Are the 400 million people living in the Yangtze basin paying the price for living beside the world's largest hydroelectric dam? Scientists fear it could spark a geological disaster. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpicturesThe dam was built to ease flooding and power China's industrial heartland but its facing major problems. "Ever since the water level went up... cracks began to appear in the walls," says one villager. Yet some say the benefits of lowering pollution far outweighs the negatives. "The electricity generated by the dam is equivalent to the power generated by 50 million tonnes of coal."For Similar Stories, See: Dams on the Mekong Are Having Devastating Effects https://youtu.be/_enqlMBintcInvestigating BHP's $5 Dollar Mining Disaster in Brazilhttps://youtu.be/KF3Clm6T_kIThe Heavy Toll of China's Economic Modernization https://youtu.be/cQaiJxK-qZYLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpicturesFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNewshttps://twitter.com/JourneymanVODFollow us on Instagram:https://instagram.com/journeymanpicturesFor downloads and more information visit http://journeyman.tv/59028/short-films/damming-the-three-gorges.htmlABC Australia - Ref. 4104Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.