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Fix the Dams!

by Daniel Greenwood

February 23, 2011

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The New York Times reported on Monday that 4,400 U.S. dams are considered dangerously susceptible to failure, but then implies that we are unable to afford fixing them: “But repairing all those dams would cost billions of dollars, and it is far from clear who would provide all the money in a recessionary era.” This is bizarre. Right now, fixing them would be free—while waiting until they fail requires a shocking disregard for life and property.

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