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Old 12-16-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default China stretches the imagination with world's longest sea bridge

China stretches the imagination with world's longest sea bridge

Barely 18-months after completing current record-holder, work begins on link between mainland, Macau and Hong Kong

Tania Branigan in Beijing and Robert Booth
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 December 2009 18.39 GMT


But the WWF and other environmental campaigners have warned that construction could devastate marine ecosystems and endanger the rare Chinese white dolphin, which is found in the estuarine waters of the Pearl river. Officials say they have already considered environmental issues in planning the project.

"We will control the construction noises and turbidity of seawater, and prevent oil pollution," Zhu told Xinhua.
Complete Article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...est-sea-bridge
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