Technology available to build, not destroy

NANAIMO – Re: Colliery dams demolished as soon as possible, News Bulletin online, May 14.

To the Editor,

Re: Colliery dams demolished as soon as possible, News Bulletin online, May 14.

The Colliery dams should not be destroyed, they should be restored.

Why is it so hard to reinforce the dam with a backup behind the original one?

We build skyscrapers, bridges, and other pieces of infrastructure earthquake safe. What is so hard about making the dams safe?

Are the downtown waterfront highrises on the old Malaspina Hotel site safe from earthquakes? There are definitely a lot of lives at stake in these places. Are we going to tear them down due to possible earthquakes?

Mayor and council are out of touch with the rest of the world. We live in an aging society and have to make the best of it.

In a major earthquake Vancouver Island, being on a continental shelf, could be destroyed. But we are not going to evacuate the Island because we cannot fix the impossible.

But we can fix the dams to satisfy everyone.

Dave Noble

Nanaimo