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The company that operated a hydroelectric dam had its license revoked by federal regulators due to history of safety violations two years before flooding forced more than 10,000 Michigan residents to evacuate their homes as forecasters warn of more rain during Memorial Day weekend.

Boyce Hydro Power’s history of violations lasted throughout the 14 years the company was authorized to run the nearly century-old Edenville dam, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The commission said it repeatedly raised concerns about the dam’s ability to prevent flooding during extreme conditions because of its inadequate spillway capacity.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8344429/Company-operated-Michigan-dam-license-revoked-severe-flooding.html

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