Disaster's Consequences: Hurricane's legacy includes arsenic

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  1. dougadam

    dougadam Member

    Sep 29, 2005
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    Dubey, B., H.M. Solo-Gabriele, and T.G. Townsend. In press. Quantities of arsenic-treated wood in demolition debris generated by Hurricane Katrina. Environmental Science & Technology. Abstract available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/es0622812.

    Further Readings:

    Cunningham, A. 2006. Mulch matters. Science News 170(Aug. 19):126. Available to subscribers at http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060819/note17.asp.

    Raloff, J. 2004. Danger on deck? Science News 165(Jan. 31):74-76. Available at http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040131/bob9.asp.


    John H. Pardue
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Hazardous Substance Research Center/South and Southwest
    Louisiana State University
    3418H CEBA Building
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6421

    John D. Schert
    Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
    University of Florida
    2207 NW 13th Street, Suite D
    Gainesville, FL 32609

    Helena Solo-Gabriele
    Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
    McArthur Engineering Building, Room 325
    University of Miami
    P.O. Box 248294
    Coral Gables, FL 33124-0620

  2. bikeguy

    bikeguy New Member

    May 31, 2004
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    Yes, Katrina was the worst hurricane to landfall on the US in my opinion. I'm a weather bug, and have followed hurricane activity in the US for a couple years. Katrina had bad wind (could have been much worse, as it weakened from 165 mph to 130 mph) as a top end Cat 3 and Cat 5 surge. Here is a video of Katrina's worst winds tearing into Gulfport, Mississipi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aOb7qq8r5A An excellent video from hurricane chaser Scott McPartland.
    The surge actually caused most of the fatalities and damage.