June 4, 2008

It's one thing or another

The government of the Dominican Republic announced yesterday it was setting up a dam committee to oversee the handling of the country's dams during the hurricane season.

There are a total of 32 dams in the Dominican Republic.

Some of the dams are more than 20 years old and showing signs of potential problems.

Too much stress on the dams could lead to floods such as the one that occurred in 2005 that wiped out several towns and killed untold hundreds.

But still, just think. As conservatives always complain, whenever the government wants to address a problem it forms "another dam committee."

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