GAO Says Katrina Trash Could Threaten Environment

Law360, New York (August 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its state counterpart have had some success in monitoring the demolition and disposal of homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but several New Orleans-area landfills still pose health and environmental threats to the community, a new report says.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released the report on post-Hurricane Katrina debris-removal efforts Monday, noting that once the demolition and renovation of hurricane-damaged property around New Orleans is completed, more than 100 million cubic yards of debris will have been generated.

The EPA's...
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