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Behind the scenes of Thames Barrier

BBC News takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Thames Barrier as the risk of flooding continues.

So far, it has been used 11 times this year. If it continues being used at the current rate, it will beat 2003's record of 14 consecutive times.

Andrew Batchelor, the barrier's operations manager, describes how the barrier works.

  • 07 Jan 2014
  • From the section London
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