Mission Incredible: Clean Up, Then Tear Down New Orleans

Bergeron, Angelle; Sawyer, Tom; Rubin, Debra K.
February 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;2/20/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 7, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on debris cleanup efforts in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina hitting the state. Three contractors are working in Louisiana. They are equally splitting $2 billion dollars in Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity debris removal contracts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began the Federal Emergency Management Agency-funded debris mission on September 6, 2005 with the goal of clearing non-flooded areas within five months and flooded areas within a year. With the exception of recylables, the debris is being disposed of locally, even in the greater New Orleans area where the landfills are groaning.


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