Cleanup of Missouri's 600,000 Moldy Books Begins

Posted: May 7, 2014 7:10 AM by The Associated Press

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COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri has rented a former design showroom to house up to 600,000 moldy books as a cleanup effort begins.

The books were damaged by mold at an off-campus underground storage site.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the university began leasing the former design showroom on Thursday, at a cost of $16,965 a month. It has been renovated to house the books.

Professor Dan Hooley says Belfor, a restoration company, is in the process of moving half the books to a Texas location to be cleaned.

The process is expected to last until at least June 2015, at a cost of $2 per book.

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