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New risk assessment said to ensure safety of dam

According to a new risk assessment for the Kárahnjúkavirkjun dam, no single event can cause the dam to break, but rather a “series of unusual events that all have a lengthy lead-up time” will have to be in place. This was revealed at a meeting of the board of the National Power Company yesterday. The board booked a protocol stating among other things that specialists consider the utmost safety to have been ensured in the design and construction of the dam. This is reported by VÍSIR online.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

A reviewed risk assessment was presented at the meeting, confirming an earlier risk assessment for the construction, according to the Board. The assessment claims that there are no indications that the dam is unsafe. A request that an independent committee be commissioned to go over the construction and the reviewed assessment did not receive the support of the Board.

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