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Ross Winter, MSc Renewable Energy

1.       Safety Concerns in Wave Energy. node/13346#comment-20106

2.       Corrosion Issue. node/13346#comment-20312

3.       Hazards vs. rewards. node/13346#comment-20314

4.       Safety in Biofuels. node/13394#comment-20319

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Topic 24: Safety in Hydropower

The biggest disaster in terms of fatalities in the energy industry was the 1975 Banqiao Dam failure in China which killed over 170,000 people. However this is not the only hydroelectric dam failure which has cause loss of life and major damage in the surrounding area. The accidents in this sector are rare but when something does go wrong then the consequences are usually fatal. Planners need to take a lot of geological and environmental issues into account when they plan building new hydroelectric plants but sometimes the events can’t be predicted.

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