The Crumbling Iraqi Dam That May Flood The Country

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An international team of engineers are developing a plan to reinforce the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, which is the most dangerous dam in the world according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam was built in the 1980s on top of rock and minerals that dissolve on contact with water, and engineers have pumped grout under the dam six days a week for the last 30 years. One recommended solution is to build a cutoff wall 800 feet below the dam’s embankment.