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    The Massachusetts legislature has approved a US$17 million allocation that will pay for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned or useless dams, HydroWorld.com has learned.

    The bill -- proposed by state Senator Mar R. Pacheco in May 2012 is designed to improve dam safety within Massachusetts, where nearly two-thirds of all dams qualify as "high hazard".

    The bill is designed to improve dam safety and would require the state's Commissioner of Conservation and Recreation to complete a report a report on all of Massachusetts' dams. It will also require all high hazard dams to have an emergency action plan.

    The legislation will establish a loan program for dam repair and removal, while allowing municipalities to issue bonds for dam dismantling.

    It now awaits the approval of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.

    For more dam safety news, visit here.

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