Tuesday, October 02, 2007

demolition of rama's bridge may cause natural disasters

oct 2nd, 2007

note how the communists at china's national newspaper insist on calling it 'adam's bridge'.

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From: ven

http://www.hinduonnet.com/holnus/002200709281655.htm

Demolition of Adam's Bridge might cause natural disasters: Experts

Chennai, Sept. 28 (PTI): Amidst debates on whether 'Ram Sethu' was man-made or a natural formation, geological experts today warned that demolition of Adam's bridge for the implementation of the Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP) might trigger natural disasters.

Environmental scientists and geologists who had come under the banner of 'The Movement Against Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project' said the Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar area was not only fragile with respect to tectonic movements, but also highly sensitive for higher heat flow manifestations coupled with seismically vulnerable nature.

Geological Survey of India(GSI) former Director K Gopalakrishnan said the Adam's Bridge was not merely a group of simple sandy shoal or sandy bars of migratory nature as was being projected by the Centre and project authorities.

"Evidences are available to prove that such physical feature forms a distinct geological, geotectonic, oceanographic and oceanic divide that has got a specific and important role to play as a barrier in controlling different geological and oceanographic activities in this highly fragile and sensitive area," he added.

Destablisation of the multifarious barrier zone of Adam's bridge would cause submarine landslides, induce earthquakes and earth tremors and lead to tectonic movements along active fault zones bringing about subsidence and submergence of areas, he said.

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