School Remained Closed for 4 Days due to Mold Infestation

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School Remained Closed for 4 Days due to Mold Infestation

Recently conducted test reports confirmed the presence of mold in a Catholic school located in St. Louis County, Missouri, after which it was closed for 4 days.

The tests reports showed that Penicillium, Aspergillus or Cladosporium species were present in some classrooms as well as on the furniture, ceiling tiles and band instruments. Therefore, the Queen of All Saints Catholic School, situated on Christopher, Oakville area, was closed for an extensive cleaning from September 19 to September 24.

The cleaning process, including wiping of surfaces, spraying biocides to kill mold, cleaning of ducts and air handling units as well as discarding mold infested rugs, carpets and paper products, was successfully completed. After the cleaning process, post-cleaning tests were also conducted on Wednesday.


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Mold Tests to be Conducted in Katonah-Lewisboro Schools

An anonymous complaint lodged with the state Department of Labor has prompted the Katonah-Lewisboro school district, South Salem, New York, to get 5 out of 6 buildings tested for mold infestation.

Some weeks ago, the teachers union had expressed their concern regarding the presence of mold. However, the administration, after “visually re-examining the areas in question”, confirmed that there was no evidence backing up the concern. A statement released by the district stated, “Because no evidence had been discovered, no subsequent action was taken.”

Recently, as a result of the notification received on August 22 by the state Labor Department, the district has hired an environmental engineering firm to conduct air quality tests.


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Black Mold Removed from Madison Elementary School

Black mold growth at Madison Elementary School in Madison, Alabama, which was brought to notice a few weeks ago by some parents, has now been removed.

The operations and maintenance supervisor for the school district, Kevin Guest, made a presentation to the Madison school board regarding the black mold abatement on June 26. He said that the experts from Terrell, a third party group hired for mold removal, visited the school three times in early June. The air quality test results came out to be satisfactory however, mold growth was visible at the ceiling tiles in a section of the school building.

It was learned that the cause of mold growth was condensation in the school’s air conditioning system. Guest said that the damaged tiles and pipe insulation, which was causing the moisture, were replaced this week.


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Part of School Closed in Saint Lucia due to Mold Infestation

A section of Corinth Secondary School in Saint Lucia, was closed last month due to mold and termite infestation.

According to the school officials, the mold and termite infestation was found mostly on the outer walls and the ceiling of some of the classrooms.

According to the School Principal, Willard Andrew, the decision for closure was made after some students and teachers reported symptoms like bumps, itchiness and boils on their skin.


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Monticello City Hall to Get a Grant of $129,986 for Mold Remediation

On April 22, 2014, the city council of Monticello, Florida, approved a resolution to accept bids worth $129,986 from Environmental Protection Associates, for solving mold and other related issues of the Monticello City Hall.

A major contributor in the project will be GIF, who will be providing a grant of $15,000.

The funds will be used for microbial remediation, waterproofing, tuck pointing and other similar works.

The maintenance and repair activities will be carried out during evenings and on the weekends.


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EMA Starts Investigating Mold Issue at a School in DeKalb County, Georgia

The Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has started investigating the presence of molds at Valley Head School in DeKalb County, Georgia.

The EMA teams, police and firefighters arrived at the school on Afternoon of Friday, March 14, 2014.

According to Anthony Clifton, Director EMA, they had received reports about the presence of mold in the school and they are trying their best to resolve the problem. He further told that EMA teams suspected the growth of mold on a wall, as it had turned black. However, it was later confirmed that it was actually black paint.

School authorities said that they had been informed about the mold in high school floor, four months ago in November 2013. They have hired a contractor who will clear first five rooms in one week, starting from March 22.