Mold in the News: Issue 45
Mold in the News: Issue 45
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YorkRegion Article: Woodbridge family flee mould-infested home: Sydney Walters and his family fled their sweltering, mould-infested Woodbridge home to seek refuge at a local hotel while they wait to hear if the city’s top elected official will step up to help them. “When we bought our house, we expected to raise a family there,” said Mr. Walters, who lives with his girlfriend, their 13-year-old son as well as her sister and brother in-law. “Now, we’re homeless.” Mr. Walters appealed to Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua last week, through the media, to set aside legal issues for now and assist him in getting his family into a home that is livable while their lawsuit against the city and a local builder, sparked by a lack of insulation in their attic, winds its way through the courts. “We need help now,” he said. “We can’t afford to find accommodation somewhere else and pay our mortgage at the same time.” So far, Mr. Bevilacqua has told The Citizen that the issue sisin the hands of the city’s legal department.
MOLD and HEALTH (1)
Vt. Woman Loses Health, Home to Post-Irene Mold: It was bad enough when Tropical Storm Irene sent the Dog River in Vermont spilling over its banks, filling Chandar Hall’s basement, destroying the stairs and back door, toppling her oil tank and destroying thousands of dollars’ worth of stored books and clothing. But since the storm more than 10 months ago, Hall, 39, says she has suffered such severe health problems from mold left behind by the flood that she had to stop working and move out. As of Monday, when money for emergency housing in a hotel runs out, she may be homeless.
MOLD IN SCHOOLS (1)
D.167 to clean up mold at Brookwood Junior High: The Brookwood Elementary District 167 School Board on Monday gave approval for Midwest Environmental to seek bids to clean up mold at Brookwood Junior High School. “It’s underneath the roof,” Board President Melinda Plott said. “We don’t really know exactly how much there is.” D.167 Superintendent Pamela Hollich said it has been estimated the removal will cost about $50,000. “It’s not a big cleanup, but we know that it’s there,” Hollich said. Plott said the board found out about the mold about a month ago and that it does not believe the mold presents a health risk. The plan is for the mold to be removed prior to the start of the school year.
MOLD IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS (2)
Mold threatens Spanish Trail Playhouse: Members and supporters of the Spanish Trail Playhouse learned Saturday that mold has been discovered in the old Chipley High School building — a discovery that could send the Playhouse looking for a new home. “Only five rooms have been tested so far,” Spanish Trail Playhouse Board President Kevin Russell said Monday. Mold was discovered in all of the rooms, to a greater or lesser extent. The building should be completely tested and a report submitted in to the Washington County School Board by July 24, when the board will meet at 3:30 p.m. in a workshop to discuss the situation, Russell said. No one has been evacuated from the building, said Superintendent Sandra Cook on Tuesday, but employees are being kept out of the building as much as possible.
Mold plagues top floor of Allentown City Hall: Allentown City Hall employees learned last month that a stubborn fungus has returned. When Mayor Ed Pawlowski took office in 2006, he spent $12,000 to renovate the executive suite, citing moldy carpet as one of the reasons for the makeover. To alleviate concerns about spending the financially struggling city’s cash on a spruce-up, he chipped in $6,000 from his inaugural fund. “I walked in here and I couldn’t stop my nose from running for the past month,” Pawlowski said at the time. “My main thrust was for health reasons, but also it looked dingy.”
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