Wed October 17, 2012
U of L Finishes Mold Testing in Dorms, No Further Relocations Necessary
After moving 270 students from their dorms last week, University of Louisville officials say testing for the other residence halls is complete and no further students will need to be displaced.
All students have successfully been moved to nearby hotels or other housing free of charge, but the dorms will be closed the remainder of the semester for cleaning, officials said.
U of L investigated and found unhealthy levels of mold in its Miller Hall residence last week following a report of visible mold from a student in another building.
Officials tested the schools three other residence halls--Threlkeld, Wellness and West--where mold was spotted but they conclude that no further students will need to be moved.
Rooms with visible mold will be cleaned over the next few days, and some heating and air conditioning units will need cleaning or replacement, which will completed during the holiday break between Dec. 16 and Jan.6.
Officials will rely on boilers to maintain heat in U of L’s Threlkeld Hall while the school turns off the air units in order to control the circulation of mold spores.
U of L is also testing other housing units.