Saturday, October 01, 2005

Army Corp Of Engineers Knew Levee Was Weak.

NBC News is reporting that it has obtained documents that shows the Army Corp of Engineers was warned as far back as 1998 that there was problems with the construction of the 17th Street Canal, but that the construction went ahead anyway.

In 1998 an administrative judge for the Army Corps’ Board of Contract Appeals showed that a contractor, Pittman Construction, warned the Corps that the foundation and soil that the levee walls were to be built on were “not of sufficient strength, rigidity and stability.”


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