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America’s Dams Are Aging. Is It Time To Take Them Down?

After three major dams collapsed in the 1970s, leaving a total of 175 people dead, safety precautions, inspections and regulations were put in place. But a two-year investigation by The Associated Press found that at least 1,680 dams in the country are currently a risk for the communities living below the deteriorating structures.

The news outlet reported that hundreds of dams were in “poor or unsatisfactory condition.”