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Old 09-08-2005, 09:15 PM   #16
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I believe the water is being pumped back into lake Pontchartrain- or at least from one of the pumps

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:40 PM   #17
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Originally posted by kellyahern
The floodwaters are thick with sewage-related bacteria that are at least 10 times higher than acceptable safety limits. The muck contains E. coli, certain viruses and a type of cholera-like bacteria.

Also found were elevated levels of brain-harming lead, a risk if people, particularly children, were to drink the water, something residents have been told to avoid since Hurricane Katrina struck.

one scientist said that the water was 25,000 times above safety limits!

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Old 09-08-2005, 11:49 PM   #18
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Originally posted by japes4
one scientist said that the water was 25,000 times above safety limits!
...whoa, really?

That's...extremely disturbing....


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