JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) - An Army Corp of Engineers project in Jefferson County is flooded with a million dollar problem. You Paid for it reveals that part of the Festus/Crystal City Levee is sliding away. The Army Corp says it's because the material used to build it wasn't good enough. The Corp of Engineers okayed the Contractors use of the material when the levee was built back in 2005.
Six years later a third of it began sliding downhill. Now it's going to cost $1.4 million to fix it.
Both the city's of Festus and Crystal City are angry, they paid 25 percent of the cost when the levee was built; now they'll have to pay another 25 percent, this time about $186,000 each to redo the same section that had already been done.
You Paid For It Grills the Army Corp of Engineers and gets reaction from the Mayor of Festus in this You Paid For It.
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