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Hurricane Katrina / State of Emergency / New Orleans / Plaquemines Parish / Flood Water / Browner Interview #802353

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 07, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(New Orleans: Gary Tuchman) The areas in Louisiana hit by the eye of the storm featured; scenes shown from flooded Plaquemines Parish of destruction everywhere. [Parish councilman Mike MUDGE†, rescued resident John WOODWARD†, bulldozer operator Russell GAINEY†, MAN - comment on the catastrophe.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Rusty Dornin) The dirty water left by Hurricane Katrina in the streets of New Orleans featured; scenes shown of contaminated water everywhere. [LSU professor Ed LAWS†- says the foul water will kill life in Lake Pontchartrain; states the oysters may get contaminated.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Erik OLSON†- talks about the toxic contaminants.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former EPA director Carol Browner about the water & cleanup with flood scenes in the background. [From Washington, BROWNER - says we have to get the water out & deal with the garbage in what is now a toxic dump site; states it can take a long time for the environment to clean itself; notes the toxic debris will go to licensed landfills.]

Brown, Aaron;
Tuchman, Gary

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