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Resource ID: #24767
Subject: Dams
Source: Sun (Jackson, Tenn.)
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Date: 05/09/2010; 07/11/2010; 12/26/2010

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A Tennessee law allows old watershed dams to be downgraded to farm ponds from high-hazard dams, exempting them from state safety inspections. The reporter discovered 13 of these dams were downgraded in 2008. The lack of oversight poses serious consequences because fatalities are likely to occur should one of the dams fail.

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