Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Wasted again

Back in November, I blogged about the enormous amount of trash and debris that continues to be hauled out of New Orleans. But it's not just here. Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma punk'd pretty much the whole US Gulf Coast last year, creating a steady stream of demolition and construction debris that will not abate for many months.

Government Executive magazine recently caught up with the situation and gives a lengthy and thorough analysis of the problem in a story called, "Agencies tackle massive Gulf Coast waste removal challenge." As an engineer, I found the article interesting, although I suppose this is not going to be the typical response.

I was amused to note they follow my lead and use a football stadium analogy to help the reader visualize the enormous volume of debris involved.


Laurie said...

Great link.

Sophmom said...

I looked at this yesterday in amazement and printed out the article. I haven't gotten through it yet, but it's really an eye opener. I work for a company that does this sort of thing and have wondered all along how this was going to be abated (or not). *sigh*

Tim said...

Laurie, Thanks as always.

Sophmom, There is just SO MUCH trash, they're trying to handle it all correctly. Good luck, though.