Louisiana officials are considering allocating $5 million dollars of hurricane rebuilding funds to help Louisiana homeowners with tainted Chinese drywall.
Many homeowners who lost their homes during Hurricane Katrina rebuilt using wallboard imported from China, after the hurricanes created a shortage of domestically-manufactured wall material. Chinese drywall has since been shown to be tainted with high levels of sulfur, which the EPA has linked to health problems and corrosion in homes.
The Executive Director of the Louisiana Recovery Authority notes that with thousands of Louisiana homes affected by the tainted drywall, the allocated monies will not be sufficient to pay for full remediation.
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