KC Police Employees say City Ignoring Mold Problem

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Sunday, January 28 2007 Jan 28, 2007 Sunday, January 28, 2007 5:51:04 PM CST January 28, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY - (AP) Workers at Kansas City police headquarters say moldy ductwork in the building has been making some of them sick for more than a year. And they say city officials have known about the problem for 17 months but are ignoring it. The workers say four lab tests show higher-than-normal mold level on two floors of the 69-year-old building, and that two contractors have recommended the ductwork be cleaned. Police officials say they thought the cleanup was put off because the city lacked the money to do it. The facilities manager at the time says he didn't believe the mold illnesses were a serious enough problem, and filed away memos from police workers documenting their symptoms. He said he figured the duct-cleaning work could be done in a long-term capital improvement project.

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