Mold in the news – Issue #173

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Mold In the News

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1. Noteboom among buildings on list for replacement in Vermillion – The University of South Dakota has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to review its response to complaints about mold following claims from a former employee that the school didn’t go far enough to fix them. The problem of maintenance and upkeep in Noteboom Hall, a 70-year-old former dormitory converted to a speech therapy center, speaks to a larger funding issue at the state’s oldest public university.

2. Tarrant apartment residents raise concerns about mold & living conditions – TARRANT – AL – Concerns about mold and living conditions at an apartment complex in Jefferson County that houses seniors and the disabled. The Spring Gardens development in Tarrant is owned and operated by the Jefferson County Housing Authority and Navigate Affordable Housing. One man ABC 33/40 spoke with says he’s being forced to move this week. And, that it will be the third time in the last month he’s had to move due to mold in his apartment.

3. Flood damage, mold forces residents from San Marcos public housing – SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Mold is a big concern for homes damaged in the Memorial Day weekend flood, which is why the San Marcos Housing Authority has told residents to leave the C.M. Allen Homes along River Road. Albert Sierra, the director of the housing authority, said 100 homes were damaged during the Memorial Day Weekend floods. He said they recently sent out notices to residents telling them to leave until the units are clean and safe to come back to.

4. Millinocket District Court to reopen after mold cleanup – MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — Maine state court officials say Millinocket District Court will reopen on June 24 after a forced shutdown due to mold. State Court Administrator James Glessner says the Judicial Branch shut down the court in a town-owned building last summer after a roof leaked and mold spread. He says the town has completed remediation work and air quality tests confirm the absence of mold. Glessner says it is safe for the Judicial Branch to hold court proceedings in the building. The court serves the northern Maine town of Millinocket and surrounding communities.

5. Flood in MU’s Lewis Hall damages carpets, workers monitor drywall for mold – COLUMBIA — Campus Facilities workers removed 4,000 to 5,000 gallons of water Friday evening from Lewis Hall , MU spokesman Christian Basi said. A chilled water line on the hall’s top floor broke Friday evening, sending water rushing down all eight floors. Basi said the fifth, second, first and basement levels were the hardest hit. Basi attributed the cause of the water line break to the pipe’s age. He said Campus Facilities would further investigate the cause of the flood .

6. Jim Weiker commentary: Owners left to address expensive mold mess – Three years ago, Jimmy and Ashley Adams moved from Dayton into a two-story built in 2003 in the Hoffman Farms subdivision in Hilliard. The young couple loved the open layout, the location across from Hoffman Trails Elementary School and the idea of raising their two preschoolers, Addalyn and Keegan, in the home. Their love affair ended in the spring when Jimmy started remodeling the kitchen.

7.  Coughing, Sneezing, Wheezing– Black Mold at Fairmont State University – Student journalists at Fairmont State University fear that the administration is retaliating against them for exposing a mold problem in university housing. FSU’s student periodical, called “The Columns,” is no longer able to access its email account and its faculty advisor will not be able to return to his job in the fall, according to Jacob Buckland, editor-in-chief of the paper, and Tyler Wilson, managing editor. According to Buckland, students approached “The Columns” in the fall with concerns over mold growth in dormitories.

8.  Modifications, other problems delay opening of MacDill hotel –  TAMPA — By now, the big building they call the “Green Monster” should have been a functional hotel, with 350 rooms — including 25 VIP suites — providing much-needed sleeping areas for people visiting MacDill Air Force Base. But because of several design changes among the nearly $4 million in modifications, along with other unforeseen problems, the 200,000-square foot building is still a construction zone. It was supposed to be completed in January and opened in March.

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