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New Orleans East residents protest landfill proposal

Posted by schroeder915 on April 6, 2006

What: Rally to oppose New Orleans East Landfill proposal
When: Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 1:00 p.m.
Where: City Hall, 1300 Perdido St. Suite 2E04, New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans East citizens demand that the City of New Orleans retract Executive Order CRN 06-03, a proposed construction and demolition landfill.

New Orleans, Louisiana-citizens of New Orleans East believe that the proposed landfill site at 16600 Chef Menteur Highway, Parcel 5, Section A, Area II, New Orleans East Subdivision will cause environmental contamination in the area and especially in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge and Village L’Est. We believe the use of this site as a landfill will have a devastating effect on the health and quality of life of the local Vietnamese communities and will also destroy our recovery and rebuilding efforts, especially our plans to build the first “Viet-town” in the United States.

“City Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis, who represents the area, said she plans to sponsor a council resolution asking Mayor Ray Nagin to retract an executive order he issued using his enhanced emergency post-Katrina powers that would allow the site to be used as a temporary landfill, though the land is not properly zoned”.

More information in The Times-Picayune.

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