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$140 million spent on faulty water projects

In this three-part series from The (Raleigh) News & Observer, reporters revealed about "$140 million has been spent on work that is failing, needs significant repair or is too far from distressed sources of drinking water." The series discovered stream restoration projects that require "hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs." They also found numerous projects that are years behind schedule and "research that showed even 'good' restorations have a difficult time demonstrating they improve water quality." Reporters also found that the state paid twice for the same relief effort because it failed to properly keep track of current projects.

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