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More mold found in UofL dorms

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Cindy Hess Cindy Hess

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Mold has returned to the dorms at the University of Louisville.

In October, 270 students were moved out of Miller Hall because mold was found in the building. During a summer inspection, mold was again found in Miller Hall, in addition to Unitas and Threlkeld Halls.

Crews are working hard to quickly remove the mold to make the dorms move-in ready August 12.

"The major renovation is going to be here in Threlkeld Hall," said Cindy Hess, a UofL spokesperson. "We did find a lot of mold in that hall and about half of the rooms were affected so to be safe we're removing all of the wardrobes."

Hess said the wooden wardrobes inside each room are believed to be the cause of the mold.

"We're taking these wooden wardrobes out and we'll completely clean and we'll be taking some other wooden furniture out as well." Hess said.

The three dorms, all of which house freshman students, are the oldest on campus.

"These are older dorms and we do live in a part of the country where mold is very prevalent," Hess said.

The cleanup will cost $500,000 to $600,000.

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