2006 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 25 Mar 2006 18:56:52 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Eastern New Orleans - "A Safe Way Back Home"
Groups warn about arsenic in soil
They tout cleanup at 10 homes as model

By Leslie Williams March 24, 2006 New Orleans Times-Picayune

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, in partnership with United Steelworkers of America, on Thursday launched a $35,000 project to remove from 10 eastern New Orleans homes what the center's director, Beverly Wright, called "contaminated soils" left by Hurricane Katrina's flood.

The project, dubbed "A Safe Way Back Home," will remove 2 to 3 inches of existing soil, replace it and resod the yards of the homes, which include Wright's residence. Wright called the project a model for the rest of the city.

Tom Harris, administrator of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's environmental technology division, called it "completely unnecessary."


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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 <lsiegel@cpeo.org> http://www.cpeo.org

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