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Romney and the Big Dig

Federal officials now say they're looking into the possibility that some of the bolts in the Interstate 90 connector tunnel where falling ceiling panels killed a woman last week, were never inspected after their installation in 1999.

Meantime, crews are now installing new systems to reinforce the fixtures supporting concrete ceiling panels. Governor Mitt Romney hopes to have a ramp linking South Boston to the Ted Williams tunnel open by next week.

Since the collapse that killed a Jamaica Plain woman last Monday night Romney has occupied center stage in efforts to identify and fix the problems at the central artery project.

Click the listen link to hear Fred Thys' story on whether that role will help the governor on the national stage, where he's testing the waters for a possible presidential run.

This program aired on July 19, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Fred Thys reports on politics and higher education for WBUR.

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