• Short Summary

    The giant GBP250-million project to protect low-lying areas of the Netherlands from North Sea flooding moved stage nearer completion at the weekend.

  • Description

    The giant GBP250-million project to protect low-lying areas of the Netherlands from North Sea flooding moved stage nearer completion at the weekend. A deafening blast on the sirens of a fleet of ships signalled the successful closing of a major section of the Brouwershaven estuary.

    Tugs towed the final caissons -- the preformed concrete sluice sections -- into position to block th northern and of the channel. Meanwhile, giant cable cars were continuing to drop large blocks of concrete into the water to block the channel's southern end.

    The project is part of the 25 year Delta Plan, which will control the waters of the Rhine as they flow into the North Sea.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAER1HA7O7DSB37KSTR81SPUZTO
    Media URN:
    VLVAER1HA7O7DSB37KSTR81SPUZTO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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