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State admits lax dam oversight

Orders inspection of private and Mass. structures

By Scott Helman and Lucas Wall
Globe Staff / October 19, 2005

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Romney administration officials acknowledged yesterday that the state's oversight of dams has been lax, and the governor ordered an immediate inspection of 186 private and state-owned dams across Massachusetts that, if breached, could threaten residents' lives and property. (Full article: 939 words)

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