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Mass. lawmakers OK bill to repair, remove old dams

Associated Press: Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a bill designed to make it easier for cities and towns to repair or remove crumbling dams and seawalls. The legislation approved Monday would set aside $17 million for the repair or removal of unsafe, abandoned or useless dams while also helping strengthen the state's coastal infrastructure. The bill would require the commissioner of conservation and recreation to issue a report on all dams in the state and require that emergency plans be drawn...