Katrina & Beyond

Study Finds Arsenic in New Orleans Schoolyards

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A study released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council found that the level of arsenic found in soil on New Orleans schoolyards has risen significantly since Hurricane Katrina hit the city.

Alex Cohen talks with Dr. Gina Solomon, lead researcher for the study, and Tom Harris, a toxicologist with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality who disputes most of the NRDC claims.



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