|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||20 Dec 2005 17:26:53 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Storm debris and toxic waste|
Amid Devastation, Mounds of Toxic Waste Vie for Attention|
By JOHN SCHWARTZ New York Times December 20, 2005
EMPIRE, La., Dec. 15 - There is so much storm debris in Louisiana that some of it has to be destroyed again.
Bulldozers at an immense landfill work atop a mountain of tree limbs and the jagged shards of homes and lives here, pushing piles toward a line of enormous excavators. Each excavator works with balletic grace, grabbing a giant's handful and passing it toward a trailer-size grinder.
The manufacturer calls this machine the annihilator. It can chew iron sewer covers as if they were Necco wafers, and it transforms the chaotic mixture to something resembling mulch.
It can reduce the volume of debris by two-thirds. It is part of an effort by the Army Corps of Engineers to make the most of landfills that have to accommodate an unprecedented onslaught of debris.
For the entire article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/20/science/20clea.html
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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