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December 01, 2005

Shock: Levees Broke In NO Due To Shoddy Engineering

Disasterous short-cuts taken in a major construction project in Louisiana?! The deuce you say!

Actually, the fault seems to lie with the Army Corps of Engineers, who extended the levees down not even half the depth required to hold them up during a medium-sized hurricane. Apparently the problem was so obvious that engineers say they "cannot fathom" (ahem) how it was missed.

So, yeah, it may be a little too early to start suggesting corruption played a role. Perhaps this was just gross incompetence.

But this is Louisiana we're talking about. So we'll just have to see.


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