Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) sent a letter to the new chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) criticizing the agency for delays in its investigation of problems caused by tainted Chinese drywall. Some drywall imported from China is tainted with sulfur and emits gases that corrode home electrical systems and causes illness in occupants.

Tainted drywall has been found in homes in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Chesapeake, and Williamsburg, as well as in northeastern North Carolina. A local construction supplier imported at least 150,000 sheets of the drywall—enough to build over 300 homes.

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