By Josh Mitchell/Informer Publisher
Over 9,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers stored on land off Highway 43 in Marion County have been auctioned off by the government.
The trailers were used as temporary housing after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita five years ago. All 9,104 trailers stored at the Marion County site were purchased by Lance Inderman for $9.1 million, according to the General Services Administration, the government agency that handled the auction. According to the GSA, the trailers must be removed from the Marion County site by September.
The GSA would not release any information on Inderman and did not know how he plans to use the trailers. Inderman could not be reached for comment. Inderman had to sign a waiver saying he would not use the trailers for housing.
The government found that there were significant levels of formaldehyde in many of the more than 100,000 FEMA trailers provided to hurricane victims. Formaldehyde was used to make the wood products in the trailers and is a carcinogen.
Dr. Corey Hebert Testifies Before Congress On Safety Of FEMA Trailers – Dr. Hebert has worked tirelessly to inform the public of the dangers of formaldehyde exposure in high concentrations in FEMA issued trailers
Idiots in Louisiana Auctioning (Livingston-based Henderson Auctions) 400 FEMA Trailers bought from the U.S. General Services Administration & The Advocate – WBRZ News 2 is there & mentions absolutely nothing of the controversy (katrina) & health risks!!!
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (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 about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in