Thursday, April 19, 2012

Safer disaster shelters next time

Talking of those old formaldehyded FEMA trailers (see previous), commenter Buck from BadAttitudes sends encouraging news about a disaster housing factory opening in South Carolina. It's a company called Innovative Composites, Inc. that makes modular emergency housing for quick assembly and long-term use. Per the company's site, the materials are at least partly recycled plastic and there's at least some attention to reducing the danger of chemical emissions. Sounds promising.

Though what's often really needed in disasters is land, money, and forms of organization that treat displaced people as citizens.

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