Barge lines want taxpayers to foot river-work bills

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 2:36 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The threat to barge traffic posed by low water levels on the Mississippi River portends even more disruptions if the federal government doesn’t pay a bigger share of the cost of lock and dam projects, according to one lobbying group.

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Business, Pages 64 on 12/16/2012