Molds photographed using a microscope.
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Mold removal cost: About $40,000
York County officials don't know how moisture got into a York County Courthouse file room, but getting rid of the resulting mold will cost the county nearly $40,000.Mold was discovered on some York County Common Pleas Court files in mid-August, Assistant County Manager David Larson said. The company called to investigate the problem, WPC Engineering, Environmental and Construction Services, found the plaster walls in the auxiliary civil court file room were damp. The County Council on Monday authorized the money needed to remove mold from the 93-year-old building and store files in a portable trailer while the area is cleaned. Removing the files, sanitizing and cutting off the water source are expected to take about two to three weeks, and Larson said work could start as early as Monday. No employees have reported health problems associated with the mold, but the county isn't taking any chances. "We can't have people in that area," County Manager Jim Baker said. "The contaminated section is preventing employees and others from accessing files." -- (ROCK HILL) HERALD
Written By:   (ROCK HILL) HERALD 
Date Posted: 2007-09-25  

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