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Michigan to assess remaining portion of failed dam

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 17:46:35-04

LANSING, Mich. — State investigators and contractors will this week start assessing the remaining portion of a failed Michigan dam.

The failure of the Edenville dam and another barrier in May destroyed 150 houses and caused more than $200 million in damage to the Midland County area.

The state said it took over the duty to assess Edenville after the owners failed to comply with a federal court order to look into what additional work might be needed to stabilize the dam and ensure the safety of nearby residents.