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Report: DOD to again probe post-Katrina pumps in New Orleans

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posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 03:04 AM
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Report: DOD to again probe post-Katrina pumps in New Orleans


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Garzino contended that the 34 pumps provided by Moving Water Industries Corp. would fail under a hurricane's stress. Corps crews installed the pumps on three major drainage canals anyway before the 2006 hurricane season.

Thursday's report is the latest look at the $33 million contract with MWI, owned by J. David Eller and his sons. Eller and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush once were partners in a venture called Bush-El that marketed MWI pumps.
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posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 03:04 AM
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With Hurricane Gustav set to make landfall just west of New Orleans, this potentially devastating information raises serious concerns about the safety of the city.

Two weeks ago, when this story was published, no one had any idea a major hurricane would shortly be bearing down on the area. It's unfortunate that Ms. Garzino's allegations could be proven true or false in a real stress test of the allegedly defective pumps.

One can't help but note that the owner of the company responsible for these pumps had a business partnership in the past with President Bush's brother, Jeb. There is a call to investigate awarding the contract to MWI to "...determine whether or not any improprieties exist in the award or fulfillment of these contracts."

This is not the first time MWI has been accused of fraud and investigated by the government.

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