Tajikistan

Environmental catastrophe imminent in Tajikistan?

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Clark Troy (CTroy@sorosny.org)
Meeting in Dushanbe on 6 June, UN and World Bank experts called for immediate measures to strengthen the insecure wall of a dam in the Pamirs Mountains, AP reported citing Interfax. Should the dam collapse, water from Lake Sarez could flood a 20,000 square mile area of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan inhabited by 5 million people. LF