June 19, 2008
Three Years On, New Orleans Still Struggles With Hurricane Debris
Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the city is still coping with the toxic debris the storm left behind. Betty Ann Bowser reports from New Orleans on the ongoing controversy over the city's landfills.
Officials Debate Environmental Dangers in Katrina Cleanup
As New Orleans struggles to recover from hurricanes Katrina and
Rita, the environmental impact the storms wreaked and the cleanup
task ahead remains staggering. Tens of millions of tons of hazardous
waste must be removed. Mold spores and other potentially dangerous
substances are forcing residents to strip their houses down to
the wood frame.
October 14, 2005
Long-term Environmental Impacts of Katrina
More than 193,000 barrels of oil -- some 7 million gallons --
spilled along the Louisiana coast line in August when Hurricane
Katrina hit, the largest oil spill in the state's history and
the biggest since the Exxon Valdez crashed off the coast of Alaska
-- Online NewsHour
October 4, 2005
Hurricane Wreaks Havoc on Environment
Video: While it is easy to see the damage Hurricane Katrina has left to homes, businesses and property, the destruction to the coastline and natural resources must still be assessed. Guests discuss the environmental damage to Louisiana and the measures needed to prevent further erosion.
-- Alabama Public Television