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Mold discovered in the University of Wisconsin

September 16, 2010
EAU CLAIRE, WI — Multiple cases of mold growth have been discovered in Chancellors Hall over the last two months, according to The Spectator.
The first wave was discovered at the end of July, and four more cases were reported just last week, the article noted.
Peter Rejto, assistant director for budget and physical plant operations thinks a combination of things contributed to the issue, including abnormally large amounts of rainfall.
"There was kind of the perfect storm really," Rejto said. "It was the weather trends that we had with very high humidity, combined with the nature of the heating and ventilating system that we have."
The first cases this summer were more severe and had already been dealt with before the year began: Some patches were around 12 inches in diameter and were in several locations around the carpet; in those severe cases, the carpets were replaced, the article stated.
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