If Pennsylvania's Lehigh River floods this year, damaging the levees and reservoirs that protect the city of Bethlehem, the federal government won't be on the hook for expensive repairs. That was the message from the Army Corps of Engineers after officials in Bethlehem balked at a potential $2 million tab for fixing 15 old pumps that have fallen into disrepair. Mayor John Callahan said the pumps aren't needed and the city can't afford to repair them, but the Corps responded that if the flood-control system is damaged in a storm, "We can't fix it."

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