Wednesday, September 14, 2005
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A good news post about New Orleans
I hope in the ensuing days and weeks there are more stories containing this kind of good news.posted by Dan on 09.14.05 at 11:33 AM
The Port of New Orleans reopened yesterday, at least in part. I'd call that pretty good news.posted by: Mitch H. on 09.14.05 at 11:33 AM [permalink]
I cannot be optimistic about the results of this. The desire to say New Orleans is alive is outweighing common sense. I do not know the source of water for New Orleans but I do know some things about water borne diseases and the effects of chemical toxins in water. Water is the most necessary substance necessary for life. It is use in cooking and cleaning, personal and other. Nothing I have read even addresses these issues.
Lets think about the Water in New Orleans. Water sitting in the pipes and conduits prior to the loss of power have sat in those pipes and have lost whatever treatment was done to them. Water being pumped in know has been subjected to bacteria and viruses in loads beyond the normal treatment rates. Have these been adequately resolved? There is an Super fund site that is under water on the west side of the Industrial canal. Has it been checked to determine if it is intact? The petroleum products(this includes most common cleaners, waxes, furniture polish et al) in commercial and residential sites have leaked into the water. Many are cancer causing and are not water soluble. Most water systems are not designed to remove these and one can not have any faith in the New Orleans infrastructure given past neglect.
Is it really the intention of the city of New Orleans to be accessory to chemical poisoning and its long term effects?posted by: Robert M on 09.14.05 at 11:33 AM [permalink]
I've never been there, but I'm going to assume those are the wealthier areas, right? Calypso Louie was right!posted by: Katrina Coverage on 09.14.05 at 11:33 AM [permalink]
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