History is not short of stories of man-made natural disasters, as we have detailed previously. But while it’s easy to laugh at the mistakes of the past, it’s downright scary to realize how many similar disasters are just waiting to happen, right now.
Between lack of foresight, poor workmanship or just bad luck, the world is full of these ticking time bombs.
#6.The Campos Novos and Mosul Dams
One look at that thing, and you can probably guess what the problem is.
A modern dam has two main jobs – providing electricity and keeping people from drowning. The builders of the Campos Novos dam in Brazil stopped reading after the word “electricity”.