Saturday, October 01, 2005

Katrina Waste: Frozen water everywhere but in the spot you'd think

New York Times: Stumbling Storm-Aid Effort Put Tons of Ice on Trips to Nowhere

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 - When the definitive story of the confrontation between Hurricane Katrina and the United States government is finally told, one long and tragicomic chapter will have to be reserved for the odyssey of the ice.

Ninety-one thousand tons of ice cubes, that is, intended to cool food, medicine and sweltering victims of the storm. It would cost taxpayers more than $100 million, and most of it would never be delivered...



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