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.