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WAR ON TERROR: FLOODING FEAR FOR NEW YORK SUBWAY.

Byline: ROSA PRINCE in NEW YORK

NEW York's subway system is under threat of flooding after last week's terror attack.

Engineers are drawing up emergency plans to prevent water from the Hudson River pouring into the seven-floor basement of the World Trade Centre, which also houses an underground station.

They fear the flood water will get into the city's subway system and fill train tunnels all over the city, paralysing New York's 468 stations. Huge concrete plugs are to be used to block tunnels leading out of the WTC station.

Dan Hahn, of Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, who are working on the disaster site with the New York Port Authority, said: "It could flood a lot of the underground system of New York."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 20, 2001
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