|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||9 Sep 2006 05:45:25 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Katrina and the natural environment|
GOOD, BAD, UGLY Katrina's effects on environment sometimes surprising
By MIKE KELLER Biloxi Sun Herald (MS) September 8, 2006
A year ago, Katrina wreaked havoc on many aspects of life in South Mississippi. Often concern for the environment and our natural resources took a back seat to the immediacy of rescue, relief and recovery. But, as so often happens even when there is not calamity swirling around a place, the direct relationship is forgotten between environment and public health, resources and economic health.
FEMA trailers and illness-inducing formaldehyde. Storm debris and untreated sewage decaying in the waterways. Debate about Katrina-deposited toxic sludge. Ten billion board feet of commercial timber blown down and not a local oyster to be seen. Asbestos taking wind when structures are crushed to the ground.
But with the year-mark passed, the natural world - like people - heals with time.
For the entire article, see http://www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/business/15467162.htm
-- 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
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