We keep hearing about this Toxic Sludge that will remain after they pump the city dry and all the toxic water will then be in the lake. It made me wonder about how successful the clean up will be. The city for all real purposes is now a 200 square mile brownfield. The French Quarter is not all that bad, but other places will have to go through some serious clean up from all the household chemicals, oil and gas from cars, corpses, fecal waste, bacteria, and other toxic waste that has soaked into the ground. And even then Lake Pontchartrain will be contaminated, so then we will have to look at how to clean that up after the city gets taken care of.
Unlike an earthquake or a fire, the environmental damage from a flood has the potential of exceeding the physical damage.
What are your thoughts on the environmental impact in regards to potential rebuilding? Will it be the French quarter surrounded by a massive park?
Thanks for moving, I was unsure as to where this thread should be