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Maj. Gen. Jackson: Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA Getting Pushback in PR

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By    |   Tuesday, 31 October 2017 01:54 PM

The major general of the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday told a Senate committee that the military and federal agencies are getting pushback on debris cleanup efforts in Puerto Rico, the Washington Examiner reported.

Maj. Gen. Donald Jackson told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that many of municipalities are not accepting help from FEMA.

"We've run into some really interesting politics within the 78 municipalities that make up Puerto Rico in terms of how they are allowing us to gain access," Jackson said, the Examiner reported.

"We're in some significant negotiations. Many of the municipalities have come back and said, 'We don't really want you to do it, we'll take care of it ourselves,'" Jackson told the committee, the Examiner reported.

Gen. Jackson is the deputy commander in charge of civil and emergency operations for the Corps.

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The major general of the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday told a Senate committee that the military and federal agencies are getting pushback on debris cleanup efforts in Puerto Rico, the Washington Examiner reported.
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