Steep Costs in Pilot Could Mean Some Riskier Corps Levees

"Four years after redrawing its levee-design assumptions to ensure that the failures of Hurricane Katrina were never repeated, the Army Corps of Engineers  has embarked on a study that threatens to relax the new, more stringent standards in ways that would reduce costs — and result in less protection in some areas."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 10/18/2010


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