Tour of OC Gov't Center shows mold, water damagePosted: Updated:
Officials say they found severe water damage and large amounts of mold growth during a recent tour of the storm-damaged Orange County Government Center.
A month after Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, the center is still having water pumped out.
Officials say that mold can be found nearly everywhere and the mold has been identified as a stachybotrys-type mold, classified as toxic.
County Executive Ed Diana (R-Orange) says the repairs could cost $50 million - $70 million and a new building could run up to $136 million.
For now, county workers have relocated to other office space throughout the county.
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