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Damage has already been done, as evidenced by the destruction of the once pristine beaches south of Hualien.

One could also consider that part of the danger of the existing route is due to the reckless way in which people drive along this stretch of highway -- particularly truck drivers, who seem to have no regard for either safety or law. Yet Lin sees the flawed view of technology as a panacea, that wider is better and that convenience trumps all other considerations.

I had hoped that in light of the environmental problems we as engineers have helped create, this "build it because we can" attitude would change.

It doesn't seem we're there yet.

Eric Wu

Tokyo

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