Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Independent Investigators Raise Fresh Doubts About Levees

Bush should have allowed the Dutch engineers to help re-build the levees, since we can, apparently, do nothing for ourselves anymore, besides wage useless, criminal wars.

Independent Investigators Raise Fresh Doubts About Levees - Los Angeles Times:

"A wide range of design and construction defects in levees around New Orleans raise serious doubts that the system can withstand the pounding of another hurricane the size of Katrina, even after $3.1 billion of repairs are completed, a team of independent investigators led by the University of California, Berkeley's civil engineering school said Sunday.

The findings undermine assurances by the Bush administration and the Army Corps of Engineers that the federal levee repair program due to be completed in June will provide a higher level of protection to New Orleans, which sustained 1,293 deaths and property losses of more than $100 billon from Katrina."

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