Floodwall Was 'Disaster Waiting To Happen,' Judge Says, Finds For United States

NEW ORLEANS - The actions of the Army Corps of Engineers in supervising the remediation project executed by Washington Group International Inc. (WGI) along the East Bank Industrial Area (EBIA) did not substantially cause the north and south breaches of the EBIA floodwall that resulted in the inundation and destruction of the Lower Ninth Ward and parts of Chalmette, La., during Hurricane Katrina, a Louisiana federal judge ruled April 12 (In re: Katrina Canal Breaches Consolidated Litigation, No. 05-4182, E.D. La.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53802).

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