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Archaeological worries over barrage plan in Wales

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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    Archaeological worries over barrage [dam] plan WalesOnline, Mar 28 2009 IRREPLACEABLE treasures dating back millions of years will be lost if plans to build
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      Archaeological worries over barrage [dam] plan WalesOnline, Mar 28 2009

      IRREPLACEABLE treasures dating back millions of years will be lost if
      plans to build the Severn Barrage go ahead, experts have warned.
      Creating the 10-mile structure across the Severn Estuary could lead to a
      catastrophic rise in its tide levels, which one of Wales' leading
      academics has warned will "drown" ancient relics buried deep within the
      waters. The estuary is home to some of the country's – and the world's
      – best-loved archaeological finds, including the remains of Iron Age
      settlements and the prehistoric footprints. It is one of only two sites
      on Earth that offers a rare glimpse into life millions of years ago
      before modern civilisations developed. Professor Simon Haslett, who made
      the claims, said that building the unique tidal power system could cause
      the upstream sea levels to rise by around three metres.

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