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Diane and her guests talk about how Hurricane Katrina’s environmental impact is being assessed, the potential hazard to humans and to the region’s ecosystems posed by industrial pollutants, bacteria, and previously existing toxic waste sites, and how to clean up the mess.
- Hugh Kaufman senior policy analyst for the EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
- Karen Gautreaux deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
- Darryl Malek-Wiley environmental justice organizer for the Sierra Club in Louisiana
- Dr. Lynn Goldman pediatrician, epidemiologist and professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; former assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances
- Marianne Horinko former Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator (2003) and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER); currently executive director of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation
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