Thursday, April 06, 2006

Levee 'design failure' led to flooding of New Orleans...

In the closest thing yet to a mea culpa, the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers acknowledged Wednesday that a “design failure” led to the breach of the 17th Street canal levee that flooded much of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. A very expensive mistake that may have legal implications.

Here is the full story on
today's Times-Picayune.