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Toxic trailers affecting health, well-being

By: Magnolia Tribune - July 20, 2007

The Sun Herald, 7/20/7

In Washington on Thursday, the House subcommittee on Oversight and Government Reform heard tales like these that supported their findings that FEMA lawyers discouraged investigations of high formaldehyde levels in Coast FEMA trailers.

Subcommittee chairman Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., called the situation “sickening.”

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., said he sent a letter Feb. 22 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when he heard about the formaldehyde complaints. After not receiving a response until the end of May, Taylor said he knew the FEMA trailer program was in deep trouble.

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