Thousands of run-down US dams would kill people if they failed, study finds

  • 17% of 91,000 US dams classified with ‘high hazard’ potential
  • Neglected infrastructure in focus after Michigan dam failures

More than 15,000 dams in the US would likely kill people if they failed, and at least 2,300 of them are in poor or unsatisfactory condition, according to recent data from the federal government’s National Inventory of Dams.

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Source: The Guardian
Thousands of run-down US dams would kill people if they failed, study finds