1) Why is this “admission” of problems by the government so significant?
The government of China has come to admit that not everything is rosy at the Three Gorges Dam, which is the largest hydroelectric power project across the world. Government officials have released statements saying that problems have plagued this dam. The statements have highlighted problems such as ecological deterioration, geological hazards, silt accumulation and pollution, which yearn for urgent resolutions. Algal blooms had been witnessed along the dam.