Surfing the Internet turns up some dire scenarios that could result from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. For instance, there’s the potential for oil rain in Louisiana and possibility of toxic Corexit rain in Mississippi.
Published: March 29, 2010
Tags: Chinese drywall, Home Builders Association, homebuilder, Knauf, Louisiana, Louisiana Recovery Authority, Orleans Civil District Court, Southern Homes, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission
By Greg LaRose Dolan Media Newswires New Orleans — Slidell homebuilder Chris Kornman says his business is in limbo while one trial against a manufacturer of tainted drywall unfolds in federal court and several others, including one in which his company is a defendant, wait in the wings. “It’s very frustrating for us, and we [...]
By Cain Burdeau AP Writer New Orleans — U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has called for federal officials to do a more thorough review of the deaths of several people who lived in homes that contained smelly, possibly toxic Chinese drywall. Federal officials at the Consumer Product Safety Commission said they have investigated and found [...]
Autumn C. Giusti Dolan Media Newswires New Orleans — Louisiana had the most gains in statewide construction jobs in July compared with the same period last year, according to a report by the Associated General Contractors of America. The state increased its employment numbers by 3 percent. Louisiana added 4,200 jobs in the past year, [...]
Cain Burdeau AP Writer Caminada Headland, LA — One of the nation’s most important economic assets — the booming oil hub called Port Fourchon — is turning into a sitting duck for hurricanes as the beach that protects it from the Gulf of Mexico washes away. The miles-long sand bank — blasted last year by [...]
Ben Evans AP Writer Washington — The government could end up repeating mistakes seen after Hurricane Katrina without a better plan for housing people after a catastrophe, the Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog told lawmakers Wednesday. Richard Skinner, DHS’s inspector general, said at a House Homeland Security hearing that the agency still relies too heavily [...]