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Taking expansion of Panama Canal with a grain of salt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


As work on the $5.25 billion Panama Canal extension project continues and the completion of the project nears, there are growing concerns about the negative environmental impact of the expansion.

There is also concern whether the project will deliver the economic benefits promised before construction began.

Among potential environmental problems, the primary concern is that the expansion could contaminate Panama’s main source of drinking water, Lake Gatun, with salt water.


Source: Christian Science Monitor