She has been Michigan’s governor for two years. Don’t believe her when she blames the prior (R) administration.
Michigan authorities failed to secure
inspection report on dam before its collapse
Just the News – Owners of the Edenville Dam in central Michigan — a structure that catastrophically failed this week amid torrential downpours, forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents — were not required under state law to submit regular safety inspection reports to state regulators.
The state, meanwhile, failed to secure an external safety report on the dam in March. While officials asked the dam’s owners, Boyce Hydro, when the government could expect delivery of the overdue inspection report, a state government spokesman admitted he had no information regarding any response to the inquiry.
A “fact sheet” on the Michigan government website states that dam safety inspection programs generally do not fall under the purview of state officials. “Regular operational inspections are typically conducted by the owner or the operator of a dam,” the document states. “These inspections should involve visual inspection of the dam, along with the recording of data obtained from staff gauges or other instrumentation on-site.”
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