Infrastructure bill unleashes funding to address risky dams

Posted on AllSides November 16th, 2021
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(David Battaly/Mississippi Emergency Management Agency via AP, File)

States will soon be flooded with federal money to address a pent-up need to repair, improve or remove thousands of aging dams across the U.S., including some that could inundate towns or neighborhoods if they fail.

The roughly $3 billion for dam-related projects pales in comparison to the tens of billions of dollars going to roads, rails and high-speed internet in the $1 trillion infrastructure plan signed Monday by President Joe Biden. But it’s a lot more than dam projects had been getting.

The money could give “a good kick-start to...

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