The Altai Mountains, from where engineers aim to divert snowmelt into arid regions under a massive tunnel project. Photo: Reuters
The Altai Mountains, from where engineers aim to divert snowmelt into arid regions under a massive tunnel project. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese engineers digging world’s longest tunnel in Xinjiang desert hit a wall – of gushing water

  • Work on tunnels to introduce snowmelt to arid region disrupted several times by ‘water inrush accidents’, paper by project engineers says
  • Apart from the risk of damage to costly boring machines, such incidents threaten to seriously affect construction schedule

The Altai Mountains, from where engineers aim to divert snowmelt into arid regions under a massive tunnel project. Photo: Reuters
The Altai Mountains, from where engineers aim to divert snowmelt into arid regions under a massive tunnel project. Photo: Reuters
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