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The Almighty Buck

+ - New Orleans levee report blames Army Corps

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LazyEmc2 writes "I am submitting a story I saw at Dr. Jeff Masters' blog at Weather Underground.
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comme nt.html?entrynum=639&tstamp=200703

It points to a report released by Louisiana state Department of Transportation and Development.
http://www.publichealth.hurricane.lsu.edu/TeamLA.h tm

"The Army Corps yesterday issued a press release defending themselves, saying that all levels of government were involved in the poor decision making for New Orleans' levees, and the Corps should not be singled out for their failures. Regardless, the release of the Team Louisiana report will bolster the legal efforts to sue the Army Corps for damages from Katrina. These claims are currently at $400 billion and growing, including a claim of $77 billion from the city of New Orleans, and $200 billion from the state of Louisiana."

The Army Corps have fired back:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/natio n/4653257.html
Story about suits filed against them already:
http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/ base/news-7/117462801734580.xml&coll=1

Sorry for the lack of HTML."

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