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TOPIC: Katrina Ice Melts Away in PA Parking Lot
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Katrina Ice Melts Away In Pa. Parking Lot

POSTED: 6:50 am EDT August 2, 2007 UPDATED: 7:44 am EDT August 2, 2007

Neighbors in one Lehigh County community knew something wasn't quite right when they saw plastic bags blowing all over the road near a cold storage plant.

Then, they saw the mountains of ice sitting in the scorching summer sun, melting away on the company's pavement.

NBC 10 learned that the company, AmeriCold, was storing the ice for the federal government after FEMA bought it to help Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans two years ago and did not use it. The ice melting away in Lehigh County is some of the 224 million pounds the government bought after the disaster and paid nearly $13 million to store at 22 AmeriCold plants around the country since.

But recently, the government, saying it bought too much and citing health issues, told the plants to let the ice melt, according to an NBC 10 report which also noted that FEMA said no one wanted the ice.

"Now, I find out that we've been paying---the federal government's been paying -- to have all this ice stored for almost two years," neighbor Mark Messics said.

"And after all that we're just letting it melt in the parking lot," Messics added.

Another Lehigh Valley woman was appalled that it was being wasted two years later.

"I have a relative who lives in Louisiana and it upsets me very much that the ice is melting over there when they could've used it two years ago," neighbor Louis Dolan said.

There may be health issues with using old ice, but another neighbor said it could have been used in other ways.

"There must be better things to do with the ice than just let it melt," neighbor Dan Dolan said. "It doesn't have to be consumed.

"It could be used to cool things, whatever," he added. "But just letting it melt seems ridiculous."

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Now this is just PROOF of Global Warming!

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jack daniels here.

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A Bridge to no where?

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shocking, who would think the federal govt wastes money?

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Katrina Ice Melts Away In Pa. Parking Lot

POSTED: 6:50 am EDT August 2, 2007 UPDATED: 7:44 am EDT August 2, 2007

Neighbors in one Lehigh County community knew something wasn't quite right when they saw plastic bags blowing all over the road near a cold storage plant.

Then, they saw the mountains of ice sitting in the scorching summer sun, melting away on the company's pavement.

NBC 10 learned that the company, AmeriCold, was storing the ice for the federal government after FEMA bought it to help Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans two years ago and did not use it. The ice melting away in Lehigh County is some of the 224 million pounds the government bought after the disaster and paid nearly $13 million to store at 22 AmeriCold plants around the country since.

But recently, the government, saying it bought too much and citing health issues, told the plants to let the ice melt, according to an NBC 10 report which also noted that FEMA said no one wanted the ice.

"Now, I find out that we've been paying---the federal government's been paying -- to have all this ice stored for almost two years," neighbor Mark Messics said.

"And after all that we're just letting it melt in the parking lot," Messics added.

Another Lehigh Valley woman was appalled that it was being wasted two years later.

"I have a relative who lives in Louisiana and it upsets me very much that the ice is melting over there when they could've used it two years ago," neighbor Louis Dolan said.

There may be health issues with using old ice, but another neighbor said it could have been used in other ways.

"There must be better things to do with the ice than just let it melt," neighbor Dan Dolan said. "It doesn't have to be consumed.

"It could be used to cool things, whatever," he added. "But just letting it melt seems ridiculous."

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