Mosul Dam Repairs Were Botched, Inspector Says Stuart Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, reports Tuesday on 21 contracts totaling $27 million that the government awarded to repair the Mosul Dam. He says the job, which was botched, stands in contrast to other contracts handled properly.
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Mosul Dam Repairs Were Botched, Inspector Says

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Mosul Dam Repairs Were Botched, Inspector Says

Mosul Dam Repairs Were Botched, Inspector Says

Mosul Dam Repairs Were Botched, Inspector Says

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Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, reports Tuesday on 21 contracts totaling $27 million that the government awarded to repair the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq.

The crumbling structure threatens to flood Iraq's two largest cities, and Bowen calls grouting work on the dam unsatisfactory and U.S. oversight of the contracts weak.

He says the botched job stands in contrast to other contracts handled properly; for example, electricity output in Iraq this quarter reached a postwar high.

Bowen talks with Robert Siegel.