Katrina10 – Children, Education and Toxic Metals

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS -- SEP 12, 2005: A soil sample is placed on a desk in the kindergarten classroom at Secondary Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, MS on Monday September 12, 2005. Samples were collected to look for heavy metals and toxins. PHOTO: Ana Elisa Fuentes for The New York Times.

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS — SEP 12, 2005: A soil sample is placed on a desk in the kindergarten classroom at Secondary Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, MS on Monday September 12, 2005. PHOTO: Ana Elisa Fuentes for The New York Times.

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS -- SEP 12, 2005: Gene Herring, Environmental Engineer with the Mississippi Department of Health takes a soil sample from the kindgergarten classroom at Secondary Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, MS on Monday September 12, 2005. Samples were collected to look for heavy metals and toxins. PHOTO: Ana Elisa Fuentes for The New York Times.

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS — SEP 12, 2005: Gene Herring, Environmental Engineer with the Mississippi Department of Health takes a soil sample from the kindgergarten classroom at Secondary Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, MS on Monday September 12, 2005. Samples were collected to check for heavy metals and toxins.
PHOTO: Ana Elisa Fuentes for The New York Times.

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS -- SEP 12, 2005: Gene Herring, Environmental Engineer with the Mississippi Department of Health holds a clay sample washed to shore from the

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS — SEP 12, 2005: Gene Herring, Environmental Engineer with the Mississippi Department of Health holds a clay sample washed to shore from the “bottom of the Mississippi sound” – the area of water between the barrier islands and the shore. Samples were taken to test for heavy metals and toxins released from the hurricanes storm surge. Samples were collected at Secondary Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, MS on Monday September 12, 2005.
PHOTO: Ana Elisa Fuentes for The New York Times.

GULFPORT, MS -- SEP 9. 2005: GULFPORT, MS -- SEP 9, 2005: DR. Alan Manevitz, psychiatrist from New York, New York, embraces Frances Fields, epidemiology nurse, district two of Tupelo, Mississippi. Both are members of the Mississippi Emergency Agencies on the gulf coast. Photo: Ana Elisa Fuentes for the New York TImes.

GULFPORT, MS — SEP 9. 2005: Dr. Alan Manevitz, psychiatrist from New York, New York, embraces Frances Fields, an epidemiology nurse, from district two, Tupelo, Mississippi. Both are members of the Mississippi Emergency Agencies on the gulf coast. Dr. Manevitz, is a trauma expert who worked with the public during 9/11; volunteered to assist during hurricane Katrina. Photo: Ana Elisa Fuentes for the New York Times.

 Photos copyright Ana Elisa Fuentes

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