Friday, February 17, 2006

Spring Cleaning

Engineering News-Record reports on the clean-up effort in the Gulf Coast region. The amount of debris is staggering.

The Corps estimates the structural debris of each home at 275 cu yd. Furnishings add 25 cu yd. With an estimated 26,601 structures to be torn down in Orleans Parish alone...
Folks, that's nearly eight million cubic yards. If the debris were to be disposed of on a football field, the pile would be 3,750 feet high. And that doesn't count the debris already accumulated from people gutting their own homes and businesses and structures destroyed by the storm.

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