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Cooper Blasts Corps Decision on Flood

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) has learned that the Army Corps of Engineers' Washington leadership has decided not to produce a post-flood report on the 2010 Nashville and Tennessee flood because of budget considerations. Cooper is demanding a swift investigation into the Corps response to the flooding that began on May 2nd.

"This is completely unacceptable," said Cooper. "I am stunned the Corps doesn't feel it is necessary to investigate their response to a multi-billion dollar disaster. The people of Middle Tennessee deserve answers. This shows a serious lack of accountability and leadership at the Corps."

Cooper met with senior corps officials in Nashville on May 24th to discuss the Corps response to the flooding and was informed that they would be producing a post flood report. Cooper is demanding that Lieutenant GeneralRobert L. Van Antwerp, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the Army Corps, produce a post flood report on the flooding in Middle Tennessee.


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