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 $9.1 million, according to the General Services Administration, the government agency that handled the auction. According to the GSA, the trailers must be removed from the Marion County site by September.
The GSA would not release any information on Inderman and did not know how he plans to use the trailers. Inderman could not be reached for comment. Inderman had to sign a waiver saying he would not use the trailers for housing.
The government found that there were significant levels of formaldehyde in many of the more than 100,000 FEMA trailers provided to hurricane victims. Formaldehyde was used to make the wood products in the trailers and is a carcinogen.
EPA: Formaldehyde can cause cancer
How Senator Vitter Battled the EPA Over Formaldehyde’s Link to Cancer
FEMA trailer safety debated by Congress as public sale continues – “…consensus on the committee seemed to be leaning heavily toward “environmental time bombs,”…
Dr. Corey Hebert Testifies Before Congress On Safety Of FEMA Trailers – Dr. Hebert has worked tirelessly to inform the public of the dangers of formaldehyde exposure in high concentrations in FEMA issued trailers
FEMA Using US Chamber Fraud in Katrina Trailer Litigation; EPA, GAO & Both Isle$ of Congre$$ Turn Blind Eye$
Toxic Trailors.com – Toxic Court (Louisiana) stacks deck against formaldehyde victims
New Orleans family loses FEMA trailer suit & Why CDC Responded With ‘Lack of Urgency’ to Formaldehyde Warnings – top government officials worried about lawsuits from the beginning
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!!!
Video – Katrina cottages from Mississippi – flooded during Gustav & Ike – to be auctioned in Louisiana – warnings of mold
The high cost of FEMA’s learning curve
Children from FEMA Trailers Battle Serious Health Problems
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) confirms link between formaldehyde and leukemia
TRUTH OUT Sharon Kramer Letter To Andrew Saxon MOLD ISSUE
Action Group Asks U of CA To Take Name Off US Chamber Medico-Legal Publication
Regents of the University of California acknowledge imprimatur on 2003 US Chamber of Commerce medico-legal publication
National Apartment Association Tells Its Members MOLD CAUSES DEATH; Tells Courts It Doesn’t With The Help of US Chamber and UCLA
New Action Committee – ACHEMMIC- Urges Transparency in EPA Policy Over Mold & Microbial Contaminants
Truth About Mold – the most up to date, accurate, and reliable information on Toxic Mold
Sociological Issues Relating to Mold: The Mold Wars
Certain Corporate and Government Interests Have Spent Huge Sums of Money and Resources DENYING THE TRUTH about the HEALTH EFFECTS of TOXIC MOLD
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
Riverstone Residential Litigation