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The Science of Rebuilding New Orleans

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The Science of Rebuilding New Orleans

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The Science of Rebuilding New Orleans

The Science of Rebuilding New Orleans

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As plans are made to rebuild New Orleans and repair the city's flood protection system, some say the hardest hit areas of the city shouldn't be redeveloped. Scientists talk about rebuilding coastal Louisiana. Can engineering alone provide a fix for the Big Easy?

Guests:

Mead Allison, associate professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University

Donald Boesch, professor of marine science; president, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Gerry Galloway, moderator, 2004 American Society of Civil Engineers Symposium on Coastal Louisiana; Retired Brigadier General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland

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