By Tony McNary, CBS Atlanta Reporter
February 2, 2010
ATLANTA — Kesha McNair grabbed her digital camera and recorded video of her flooded home because she wants the developer and contractor to see the problem themselves.
“I have water coming in from the ground. I have water coming in from the roof. I have water coming in from the deck,” said McNair.
Now McNair and several other homeowners who live and work in the Fair Walker Townhomes in downtown Atlanta have a problem with mold.
“That’s affecting my business, it’s affecting the comfort of my home and it’s also starting to affect my health,” said Anita Busbee.
McNair hired a mold inspector to test her home.
McNair said, “The first thing that man told me is move, you need to move.”
McNair and Busbee said they have repeatedly reported the problems and the mold results to Miller-Gallman Developers and the Hogan Construction Group, but no one has fixed it.
“They’re just pointing fingers and every time it rains we just get more wet, more mold and people are starting to get sick,” Busbee said.
McNair showed CBS Atlanta all the medicine she’s taking.
“I spent the last two days in the emergency room. I’m currently suffering from upper respiratory infection,” said McNair.
Because both McNair and Busbee work out of their homes, they are left with few options.
“This is my home and this is my business. This is where I work. This is all I have, you know, so when I’m being told to move, what do I do?” said McNair.
CBS Atlanta called and left messages for Hogan Construction and Miller-Gallman Developers, LLC. No one has returned our calls. We will keep calling until we get answers to our tough questions.
A letter to the NAA regarding an email they deleted without reading – please retract your amicus in the Abad case in Arizona – it is fraud by a political action committee, the National Apartment Association, that is furthering another fraud by another political action committee, the US Chamber of Commerce
Political Action Committee – NAA – files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information on Riverstone Residential knowingly exposing tenants to extreme amounts of mold toxins at Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana