Business, Finance & Economics

Cost of closing the Mississippi: $295 million per day

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Photo of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers holding a news conference on regarding floodfighting efforts in the Memphis area.

Thousands of ships carry cargo up and down the Mississippi River every day. Closing the river down could have serious effects on the American economy. Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans President and CEO, and Dan Borné, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association, talk about the potential economic impacts.

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