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The Edenville dam is seen after breaking in this aerial photograph taken above Midland, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. President Donald Trump said he's sending federal emergency workers to Midland where dam failures have flooded a Dow Inc. chemical complex and homes in a disaster that may force the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. (Photo: Bloomberg) The Edenville dam is seen after breaking in this aerial photograph taken above Midland, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — The dams that breached after days of heavy rain in central Michigan are privately owned and had been the center of controversy for several years. Now Governor Gretchen Whitmer is saying these critical facilities should not be in private hands.

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