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The Pumps That Must Run Forever, Or Part Of Germany Floods

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Channel: Tom Scott
Categories: Society / Culture   |   Environmental   |   Science   |   Social Science  
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The Ruhr Valley, in north-west Germany, is an industrial coal-mining area. And because of that kilometre-deep mining, parts of it have sunk, the drainage patterns have changed: and now, if the pumps of Emschergenossenschaft ever stop, quite a few towns and cities will end up flooded.

Filmed safely in September 2020: https://www.tomscott.com/safe/

REFERENCES:
https://www.derwesten.de/region/rhein-und-ruhr/wenn-die-pumpen-stillstaenden-id12358775.html
https://fxreflects.blogspot.com/2008/12/ruhr-valley-secrets-richard-serras.html
-- and of course, my interview with the team from Emschergenossenschaft

Edited by Michelle Martin https://twitter.com/mrsmmartin

Thanks to Bela Lempp and Daniel Fischer for the suggestion.

(Alternate title: "Iffen Pumperschtoppen, Der Deutschehabitaten Unterwasser". Alternate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LvY6vQQET8 )

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