Not everything is made in America

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The “Buy American” provision is causing some practical difficulties for those implementing stimulus-funded projects:

Contractors are searching the U.S. in vain for filters as well as bolts and manhole covers needed to build wastewater plants, sewers and water pipes financed by the economic stimulus. As officials wait for federal waivers to buy those goods outside the U.S., water projects from Maine to Kansas have been delayed.

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