• Short Summary

    IN SOUTH AFRICA, WHAT IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST PLASTIC-LINED DAM IN THE WORLD IS BEING BUILT AT THE MODDERFONTEIN DYNAMITE FACTORY, NEAR JOHANNESBURG.

  • Description

    IN SOUTH AFRICA, WHAT IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST PLASTIC-LINED DAM IN THE WORLD IS BEING BUILT AT THE MODDERFONTEIN DYNAMITE FACTORY, NEAR JOHANNESBURG.THE DAM COVERS 22 ACRES, AND 49,000 SQUARE YARDS OF PLASTIC SHEETING WILL BE USED.

    IN THE MAIN DAM, 48 PIECES OF PLASTIC SHEETING, EACH WEIGHING NEARLY TWO TONS, WILL BE JOINED TOGETHER.IT'S PART OF A PROJECT TO PRODUCE PHOSPHORIC ACID AT THE FACTORY.THE ACID-RESISTANT LINING IS NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE ACIDS IN THE WASTE WATER THAT WILL BE PUMPED INTO THE DAM.

    THE COST OF THE PLASTIC MATERIAL AND ITS LAYING IS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT GBP46,000.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA85MFELF17RWR5ABPRWQQ6VYFC
    Media URN:
    VLVA85MFELF17RWR5ABPRWQQ6VYFC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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