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Hurricane Katrina: Louisiana - EPA Response Update

Release Date: 9/20/2005
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

     Teams collected surface water samples in Plaquemines Parish, flood water samples in Orleans and Plaquemines Parishes and outfall samples in Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes.

     EPA and LDEQ evaluated wastewater treatment plants in Orleans Parish.  More than 80 percent of the area's major municipal wastewater facilities are operational.  More than 50 percent of major industrial wastewater facilities are operational.  

     Teams collected more than 1500 household hazardous waste containers and orphan drums in Mandeville and Slidell.

     Responders searched for hazardous waste in St. Bernard Parish.