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The "Peace Dam" is seen in Hwacheon, South Korea, on April 16, 2012.  The preventive dam was built 35 km downstream from North Korea's Imnam Dam, which is seen as a threat that could kill thousands of people in South Korea if the water held back by the dam was suddenly released by accident or as a deliberate attack by the North Koreans. In 2005, South Korea completed the construction of the Peace Dam, at a cost of $429 US Dollars, to protect downstream populations from a potential flood from the North. So far, the risk remains hypothetical and and dam's reservoir is empty.