FEMA Trailers Containing Formaldehyde Up For Sale

Law360, New York (November 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The trailers used to house those displaced by Hurricane Katrina and later found to contain dangerous levels of formaldehyde are being put up for sale by the U.S. government.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is selling the travel trailers to the public as “scrap” and not for residential use through the General Services Administration.

Thousands of the 1 million people left homeless by the hurricane along the Gulf Coast took refuge in the travel trailers that FEMA bought in 2005, but the units were later banned...
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