Saturday, September 10, 2005

New Orleans’ ‘Toxic Sludge’ Kills Five.

The polluted and contaminated water that has flooded New Orleans, that some are calling a ‘toxic sludge’ had killed five who have came into contact with it. Federal medical authorities made the announcement, saying that bacteria can enter the body through skin and open wound contact with the polluted water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is predicting that more will die from coming into contact with the contaminated water. Analysis of the water had indicated that the water contains lead, motor oil, and the e. coli bacteria from the city’s sewage system. Bacteria levels have been discovered that are 45,000 times higher than what is suggested to be safe for human contact.


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