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Former senior Defense Facilities Administration Agency officials who worked for midsize contractors after retirement allegedly compiled a list detailing the combination of construction consortiums that would land a project at a U.S. base in Yamaguchi Prefecture, investigation sources said Wednesday.

The former officials as well as a former senior official at Obayashi Corp., a general contractor, made modifications to the combination in line with requests by local companies suspected of rigging bids for the work, the sources said. The project, to relocate a runway at Iwakuni Air Station, was ordered by the agency.

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