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US Warning of 'Catastrophic Failure' of Iraq's Mosul Dam

Iraq's Mosul Dam risks "catastrophic failure" and a "tsunami" of water that would sweep downstream anything in its path, including bodies, buildings, cars, unexploded ordinances and hazardous chemicals, the U.S. is warning. The dam, located on the Tigris River just north of Mosul, is the largest in the country. Built in 1984, the dam is structurally flawed and has required constant maintenance and shoring up with cement grout. At full capacity, the dam can hold...

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