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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans / Toxic Waters / Carmona Interview #802300

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Elizabeth Cohen) The toxic makeup of the water left behind by Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf coast examined; details given of the dangers of hepatitis & tetanus & of an analysis of the bacteria in the water; scenes shown of people in the water. [Mayor Ray NAGIN - comments on the toxins in the water.] [CDC adviser Dr. William SCHAFFNER†- cites the illness concerns.] [LSU environmental engineering student Johnyup KIM†- talks about the chemicals in the water.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Surgeon General V/Adm. Richard Carmona. [From Washington, CARMONA - says we are assessing the degree of contamination in the water; comments on the natural history of a disaster & the public & mental health implications; lists the risk factors after a disaster.]

Brown, Aaron;
Cohen, Elizabeth

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