Groundwater for Power Plants: A Big Risk to New Orleans East

Publisher: Alliance for Affordable Energy
Year: 2016

This is a follow-up to the health impact assessment of the proposed natural gas plant in New Orleans East focused on the issue of subsidence. While the full health impact assessment focused on eight topics, some of the most concerning and pressing findings centered on Michoud’s impact on subsidence. Subsidence is an extremely relevant and important issue, as New Orleans East, and New Orleans overall, are very vulnerable to extreme weather events and flood risk. As a result, this report further investigates Michoud’s historic use of groundwater and Michoud and the proposed CT plant’s impacts on subsidence.

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