Health hazards in New Orleans

Carl Spitzer cwsiv_2nd at HOTPOP.COM
Fri Sep 2 23:24:04 MDT 2005


On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 21:57 -0700, Jim wrote:
> I've heard several news reports today that reminded me of something I 
> hadn't thought about.  That water is all over New Orleans.  That water 
> has innundated all sorts of facilities that held any chemical you can 
> think of.  Also there is all the sewage, and all sorts of rotting 
> organic matter including all the people who have died.  Remember the 
> rescue people have said they are in such a rush to get people out that 
> they have to push the dead out of the way.  Also there are all the 
> mosquitos that will breed in that water and all the diseases they'll carry.
> 
> It's not just New Orleans.  The affected area includes New Orleans, 
> Mobile, Alabama and everthing in between.
> 
Can the treat the water with bleach to change the PH and make it
unfriendly to mosquitoes and disease?  Are they going to drain the swamp
quickly?

CWSIV



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