Friday, June 02, 2006

U.S. Army Corps accepts blame for flooding in New Orleans...

In a sweeping new study of the causes of the disaster in New Orleans last year, the Army Corps of Engineers concludes that the levees it built in the city were an incomplete patchwork of protection, containing flaws in design and construction and not built to handle a storm anywhere near the strength of Hurricane Katrina.

This is an interesting development. There have been a number of independent reports suggesting flaws in the levees. Now the Corps is accepting full responsibility for the flooding of New Orleans. Here is the story in today's New York Times.