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Mosul dam engineers warn it could fail at any time, killing 1m people

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Iraqis who built dam say structure is increasingly precarious and describe government response as ‘ridiculous’. At the same time as the bedrock is getting weaker and more porous, the water pressure on the dam is building as spring meltwater flows into the reservoir behind it. Giant gates that would normally be used to ease the pressure by allowing water to run through are stuck.

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