State official commends East's mold-fighting efforts
Saturday, November 02, 2002
By J.H. Osborne
Dogwood Elementary May Have Mold
The Knox County school system is taking action to protect an elementary school
A contractor finished building the Dogwood Elementary School in 1994. School
leaders told WVLT VOLUNTEER TV News there is a moisture problem in the school.
They said the seals on walls have cracks, and that's what's causing the problem.
Now, the school board wants the original contractor to make the needed repairs
so the school doesn't become infested with mold. "We want to address it,
monitor it and never let it go to that condition," said Doug Whitted. "Most
certainly, it does provide an environment for mold if it's not taken care of."
Consultants for the school system said the repairs needed could cost more than
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