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Councilman Mitch Jurisch discusses the effects of high chloride levels in the water in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. — ABC News (NEW ORLEANS) — A saltwater wedge in the Mississippi River is moving toward New Orleans much slower than expected, officials said Thursday. The Army Corps of Engineers previously estimated that New Orleans was within three […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — More than a million people around New Orleans are now within weeks of saltwater polluting their water supply for the first time in 35 years as officials work around the clock to address the problem. Drought, subsidence, rising seas and manmade changes to the river have led to historically low […]

Philip Gould/Getty Images (LOUISIANA) — New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has signed an emergency declaration over an intrusion of saltwater into the Mississippi River that officials say could impact the water supply in the region. “We will continue to work with our partners locally and state-wide as we closely monitor this situation,” Cantrell wrote on […]