Tens of Thousands of Unopened Bottles of Water Supplies for Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims Was Discovered Rotting in a Field
Here is the story from last year about 38 million bottles of water that was stored, instead of distributed to victims, as broadcast September 12, 2018:
Current article about more water discovered to have been wasted instead of distributed to hurricane victims in need:
Tens of thousands of water bottles meant for the people of Puerto Rico after a pair of hurricanes hit the island in 2017 are sitting unopened on farmland near the city of San Juan nearly two years after the disasters.
Photographs of the water bottles emerged this week after international news agency AFP captured
aerial images of the bottles on what appeared to be a private estate 25
miles west of San Juan. Some of the images showed broken pallets with
A spokesman from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) confirmed to AFP that the water bottles had been provided
as part of relief for Hurricane Maria, which hit the island in September
The water was expired and it was assumed that the bottles
are being disposed of, AFP reported. It said the spokesman declined to
say exactly how many water bottles there were, how long they were on the
farm and why they were permitted to expire.
The matters were “under review by the legal department,” the spokesman said.