From Joe S.:
A federally registered superfund site has been underwater in NO.
Love Canal-type landfill submerged in New Orleans floodwaters 9/1/2005
A Solid Waste & Recycling magazine exclusive
Overlooked in many news reports about the unfolding storm disaster in the southern United States, especially in the City of New Orleans, in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, is a potentially dramatic pollution issue related to a toxic landfill that sits under the flood waters right in the city’s downtown, according to map overlays of the flooded area. The situation could exacerbate the already dire threat to human health and the environment from the flood waters.