|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||25 Mar 2007 19:17:22 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New Orleans dumping|
From wetlands to wastelands Dumping has reached new height since storm By Gordon Russell New Orleans Times-Picayune (LA) March 25, 2007The dump truck rumbles into a driveway off Almonaster Avenue, hangs a right and then slowly backs up toward a pile of concrete rubble spilling into an eastern New Orleans swamp.
Rid of its load -- perhaps 20 cubic yards of shattered housing slabs -- the truck chugs back toward the city to refill. A bulldozer will smooth out the pile, pushing debris deeper into the surrounding wetlands.
It's a scene that's repeated dozens, if not hundreds, of times every day in post-Katrina New Orleans, and it's noteworthy for two reasons: The debris is being unloaded in broad daylight at an unauthorized dump that is actually a business operating in plain sight. More surprisingly, perhaps, the scene is unfolding in front of a surveillance camera that was recently installed by the state Department of Environmental Quality to crack down on flagrant violations.
... For the entire article, see http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-7/117480271520550.xml&coll=1&thispage=1 -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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