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New Orleans "Unsafe for a Decade"

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posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 06:32 PM
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A US government official who is an expert on toxic waste and responses to environmental disasters at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has disclosed that New Orleans toxic waste will make the city unsafe for habitation for a decade.
 



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Toxic chemicals in the New Orleans flood waters will make the city unsafe for full human habitation for a decade, a US government official has told The Independent on Sunday. And, he added, the Bush administration is covering up the danger.

In an exclusive interview, Hugh Kaufman, an expert on toxic waste and responses to environmental disasters at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said the way the polluted water was being pumped out was increasing the danger to health.

The pollution was far worse than had been admitted, he said, because his agency was failing to take enough samples and was refusing to make public the results of those it had analysed. "Inept political hacks" running the clean-up will imperil the health of low-income migrant workers by getting them to do the work.



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I've wondered about the water they're pumping back into the Lake. They say it's unsafe for human beings, yet they're pumping it back into the lake without filtering it or checking it for contaminants?

I think people need to start asking why they're pumping such polluted water back into the lake. And, why ISN'T the EPA there monitoring things?

It's scary to think what's going to happen after Bush is out of office in 2008. But, I guess he wont care.

Related News Links:
www.nzherald.co.nz
www.commondreams.org
www.thestatesman.net

[edit on 27-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]




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