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Environmental health needs & habitability assessment Hurricane Katrina response; initial assessment
  • Published Date:
    September 17, 2005
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  • Corporate Authors:
    Environmental Health Needs Assessment and Habitability Taskforce ; United States, Environmental Protection Agency. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Description:
    Hurricane Katrina -- New Orleans -- Impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans -- Creation of the Environmental Health Needs Assessment and Habitability Taskforce -- Approach -- Vision -- Key questions -- Key environmental health issues -- Collaboration with federal, state and local partners -- Timetable for report preparation -- Team members -- Findings -- Summary of the status of 13 key areas impacting re-inhabiting New Orleans -- Unwatering -- Power -- Natural gas -- Vector/rodent/animal control -- Underground storage tanks (e.g., gasoline) -- Food safety -- Drinking water -- Waste water -- Road conditions -- Solid waste/debris -- Sediments/soil contamination (toxic chemicals) -- Housing -- Occupational safety and health/public security -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Recommendations.

    This report provides an initial assessment of the overarching environmental health and infrastructure issues faced by New Orleans to reinhabit the city. It was prepared by a joint taskforce of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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