Shannon Rainey lives in a house that was built on top of a Superfund site in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
“I bought my house when I was 25, and thirty years later, I still can't get out,” she told DeSmogBlog.
Rainey’s home in Gordon Plaza is part of a subdivision developed by the city in 1981 on top of the Agriculture Street landfill. No one disclosed to the buyers that their new homes were built on top of a dump that was closed in 1965.
Rainey has a view of two other city-owned properties...read more