Banned? Deadly FEMA Trailers from Katrina now used to house women and children; BP Contractor says “perfectly good trailers”


Katrina trailers revived for Gulf oil disaster, New York Times, July 1, 2010:

The trailers were discovered to have such high levels of formaldehyde that the government banned them from ever being used for long-term housing again.

[F]ederal regulators have said the trailers are not to be used for housing because of formaldehyde's health risks...

[Ron Mason, owner of a disaster contracting firm, Alpha 1] said some of these workers had bought them so they could be together with their wives and children after work. "These are perfectly good trailers," Mr. Mason said...

Not everyone agreed. "it stunk to high heaven," said Thomas J. Sparks, a logistics coordinator for the Marine Spill Response Corporation... [T]he FEMA trailer was provided to him by a company working with his firm. Mr. Sparks said the fumes in the trailer... were so strong that he had asked his employer to provide him with a non-FEMA trailer.

2 comments to Banned? Deadly FEMA Trailers from Katrina now used to house women and children; BP Contractor says “perfectly good trailers”

  • Stahoo

    The rabbit hole runs deeper than BPs failed well. It never ceases to amaze me how despicable and greedy man is to heap more suffering on those already suffering. Just remember that corporations are evil and they employ political puppets to do their dirty work. Man can all be bought we all have our price in one form or another,it doesn't have to be monetary.

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