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Fri April 2, 2010
Federal Guidelines Released for Chinese Drywall Remediation
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – The Consumer Product Safety Commission says homeowners should take out the drywall as well as other systems behind the walls that contain corrosive chemicals. The recommendation includes getting rid of all electrical wiring, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems and gas pipes. Tens of thousands of homes contain drywall imported from China during the housing boom and massive rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast after a series of hurricanes. Some claim it's made them sick. A federal judge in New Orleans could also come up with methods to solve the problems listed in consolidated lawsuits. For NPR News, I'm Eileen Fleming in New Orleans.