"Danger Pent Up Behind Aging Dams"

"Lake Isabella Dam is just one acute example of a widespread problem: Of the nation’s 85,000 dams, more than 4,400 are considered susceptible to failure, according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. But repairing all those dams would cost billions of dollars, and it is far from clear who would provide all the money in a recessionary era."

Source: NY Times, 02/22/2011

BP Knew of Problems, But Did Nothing Before Gulf Blowout: Report

"New evidence unearthed by investigators shows that in some key moments before the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, BP leaders were disengaged from critical tests and recognized major problems, but they failed to communicate their concerns or take corrective action."

Source: New Orelans Times-Picayune, 02/18/2011


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