New Orleans now 'hazardous waste site,' experts say
By CRAIG PITTMAN, Times Staff Writer
The water that swept through New Orleans' streets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina carried more than continued misery for the storm's victims.
It also brought along a potentially toxic soup of pollution - sewage, chemicals and perhaps human bodies.
"The area's become a hazardous waste site," said Dexter Accardo of the St. Tammany Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness.