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What are the Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Katrina?

By August 27, 2007

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In addition to the deaths, shattered lives, and billions of dollars in property damage that Hurricane Katrina caused two years ago this week, the hurricane left a long-lasting legacy of environmental damage and serious threats to public health. Learn about the environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina, including industrial waste, raw sewage and oil spills that environmentalists fear could devastate the region’s biodiversity and ecological health for many years to come.
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