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Federal government selling toxic FEMA trailers as scrap

The government is selling travel trailers to the public which were banned from use fom use as emergency housing because of toxic levels of formaldehyde.  

The units are being sold through the General Services Administration as "scrap."  

FEMA purchased the trailers during the 2005 hurricane season. As of Oct. 27, FEMA identified 10,000 units that could be designated as scrap and sold under federal law.

Hurricane katrina displaced one million people and sent thousands to live in travel trailers that were later discovered to have high levels of formaldehyde.

FEMA says the units are not intended as housing, but could be used as office space or for storage.

For more details visit www.gsaauctions.gov

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