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30 miles of trash remain months after Ike hit

By David Edwards
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 11:08 EDT
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Over 3 months after Hurricane Ike hit, 30 miles of trash still lines the Texas coastline. The Associated Press’ Michael Graczyk reported, “alligators and snakes crawl over vast piles of shattered building materials, lawn furniture, trees, boats, tanks of butane and other hazardous substances, thousands of animal carcasses, perhaps even the corpses of people killed by the storm.”

Rachel Maddow reports that only 100 yards of coastline have been cleaned out of the 30 mile debris field. Local officials blame FEMA.

This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Dec. 2, 2008.



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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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