16 Total Quotes

Ivor Heerden Quotes

We're talking about an incredible environmental disaster.
Ivor Heerden
#Disaster

We need to recognize we may be about to experience our equivalent of the Asian tsunami, in terms of the damage and the numbers of people that can be killed.
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#Experience

We would really encourage people not to come back [to New Orleans] for at least a week.
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#People

Go home and identify all the chemicals in your house. It's a very long list.
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#Home

For people to feel confident about coming back again, they're going to have to rebuild the levee system.
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#People

They should have been monitoring this and informed people all the way to the top, then they should have warned people.
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#People

He tried the best that he could, under the circumstances.
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#Circumstances

This is fairly typical of some of the failures we've seen. These walls underwent catastrophic structural failure.
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#Failure

We're talking about in essence having _ in the continental United States _ having a refugee camp of a million people.
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#People

This has the potential to be as disastrous as the Asian tsunami. Tens of thousands of people could lose their lives. We could witness the total destruction of New Orleans as we know it.
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#People

What bothers me the most is all the people who've died unnecessarily.
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#People

This was a bill put together by lobbyists without any involvement from scientists from Louisiana who know the situation.
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#Scientists

Most of the flooding of New Orleans was due to man's follies. Society owes those who lost their lives, and the approximately 100,000 families who lost all, an apology.
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#Society

This is just a few Band-Aids, really. We really need to go the step further and start implementing projects now that would make New Orleans safe.
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#Projects

All of those chemical plants have the potential to be flooded, especially those at Port Arthur, where the levees are only 14 feet above sea level. Those are going to be virtually on the edge of the eye wall. You could see significant wind damage from those facilities, too, and you could see chemical releases.
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#Plants

People trusted the security of the levee system. More than 100,000 people lost everything. The government's at fault, and they should step up to the plate to give people some semblance of dignity.
Ivor Heerden
#People