Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Just Too Stupid

This is what happens when government abdicates its responsibility. No one should be able to build in any floodplain.
About 28,000 homes have been built and more than 6,000 acres of commercial and industrial space developed on land that was underwater in 1993, according to research by Nicholas Pinter, a geologist who studies the region at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Building is happening on flood plains across Missouri, but most of the development is in the St. Louis area, and it is estimated to be worth more than $2.2 billion. Though scientists warn about the danger of such building, the Missouri government has subsidized some of it through tax financing for builders.

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Anonymous said...

What do you think New Orleans was built on?

Anonymous said...

yeah, and now people down there are smart enough to know not to build on the levees, watershed, etc. lesson learned in louisiana, not in missouri.