Dangerous Dams

Number 22793
Subject Dams
Source WBAL-TV (Baltimore)
State MD
Year 2006
Publication Date 05/08/2006
Summary There are several "high hazard" dams in Maryland which the state Department of the Environment considers unsafe and a threat to public safety. Some of these dams are in imminent danger of failing. A "high hazard" dam indicates that a collapse would cause loss of life and damage to residential, industrial or agricultural areas, public utilities and infrastructure. The story detailed lax enforcement of rules and regulations when a dam owner is told by state inspectors to fix problems.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 11
Keywords Dams; safety; breach; unsafe; high hazard
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