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: The Ministry of Water Resources stated, today, Saturday, regarding the status of the Mosul Dam, while confirming that the monitoring centers for sensors and injection materials at the bottom of the dam did not detect any negative indications regarding its condition.
The Ministry's advisor, Aoun Diab, told the Iraqi News Agency, "The issue of the Mosul Dam has been talked about a lot and years ago, and many fears were raised and several scenarios for its collapse were put forward in the media and social media sites to raise some issues that cause concern among citizens," noting that "all dams in Iraq And the world is developing possible scenarios for its collapse with designs, since it is natural that there may be a huge water mass flowing in a short time and causing great damage that may reach the collapse of dams.”
He added, "The consultant who implemented the Mosul Dam in 1986 recommended the continuation of the process of injecting cement and pentolite under the foundations of the dam due to the presence of gypsum soils that dissolve in water and form cavities," noting that "the consultant treated these cavities by injection, and since that date this process is still going on." continuously".
The Water Resources Consultant confirmed, “The dam’s situation is currently stable and very safe in a large way since the last work that was implemented, which included calling in a solid Italian company specialized in this field and continued for two years to work and train many cadres from the ministry and introduced modern drilling equipment and installed many sensors on the area the dam to know any change in the dam’s condition.”
He continued, "The ministry's cadres that work with the company are constantly and efficiently working in their work. Therefore, the ministry reassures everyone who has doubts that the dam will collapse, that all indicators and control centers for sensors and injection materials and how to fill them for cavities under the dam follow-up and did not detect any negative indicator in the dam." He stressed that "there is absolutely no concern that the dam is stable and its condition is sound, and there are no fears of its collapse."
He pointed out that "maintenance work is continuing and injection operations are continuing with Iraqi hands that have experience in this work without the need for foreign expertise, after they have benefited from the modern machines and equipment that have recently entered."
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