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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Nice pasture, huh? This land is salt damaged due to encroachment of salt water--nothing will grow. Looks like Mars Posted by Picasa


  • NBC News sent a news team to find the "forgotten" hurricane areas and this is what they reported about Vermilion Parish:

    The poison of sea salt
    Posted by Al Henkel, NBC News Producer (07:07 pm ET, 11/ 2/05)

    The flooding in Vermilion Parish became something I could touch and feel today. You pick up a leaf, a twig, anything on the ground that was covered by more than 24 feet of water, and white powder flakes off. That powder is sea salt, other minerals, toxic sludge and who knows what else was in the water, and it dried on everything... Grass, rice fields, houses, fence posts, dead animals, everything. It's annoying, it looks like snow on farm fields, and it well and truly kills everything green it touches, perhaps for years. It will take huge amounts of rain to dilute the poison enough to let crops grow or to let cattle graze. With no crops and nothing to feed cattle, you don't make any money, and you go out of business. Unfortunately, usually a family business.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:29 PM, December 02, 2005  

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