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


From Tom Scott.

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:

— and of course, my interview with the team from Emschergenossenschaft

Edited by Michelle Martin

Thanks to Bela Lempp and Daniel Fischer for the suggestion.

(Alternate title: "Iffen Pumperschtoppen, Der Deutschehabitaten Unterwasser". Alternate video: )

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