Thursday, April 13, 2006

It's Not Easy Being Green in the Big Easy

There's an interesting AP article by Cain Burdeau in today's paper.  Most of the building materials such as cypress and cedar boards, bricks, etc. are being dumped in a municipal dump in the swampiest part of New Orleans.  A few people are trying to salvage things, but it's "only a tiny bite out of the mountain of waste."  I know there are a number of companies that sell salvaged wood.  I wonder if they've been given a chance to save any.  Flooded vehicles and appliances have yielded about 280,000 tons of steel, according to the state.  That I'm glad to hear because there have been a lot of warnings about flooded cars being sold to unsuspecting buyers. 

1 comment:

talilin said...

That is sad, especially since historical homes in New Orleans had so much beautiful cypress, cedar, and bricks in their houses.  The old bricks could even have been used outside in gardens if they were damaged in the hurricane.