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New Orleans Debris Removal is Big Business

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New Orleans Debris Removal is Big Business

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New Orleans Debris Removal is Big Business

New Orleans Debris Removal is Big Business

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The massive job of cleaning up the wreckage caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans could take more than a year. Total cleanup costs could reach $1 billion and waste haulers have arrived from all over the country to cart away trash for cash.