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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --Experts uncover more mold inside dorms on the U of L campus, but this time students will not have to move out.
This time, students wont have to move out of the dorm like they did in Miller Hall.
"The university has never experienced an incident like this," said Dr. Phillip Bressoud, Director of Health at the University of Louisville.
Mold again--this time in three more dorms. Over the next few days, Threlkeld, West, and Wellness Halls will be cleaned by experts--but students will not have to move out.
"Now that we knew we had a problem in Miller we wanted to make sure students in all the other halls are in livable conditions," said Shannon Staten, Director of Housing.
Mold levels were so high in Miller Hall, UL had to relocate 270 students for the rest of the semester while the fungus is eradicated. "We've had about 8 students come forward to be evaluated at this time we don't have any evidence of direct infections related to the mold," said Bressoud.
Mold levels in the latest dorms aren't considered a health threat for people with asthma or allergies. "Most of these don't have anywhere near the levels that Miller had," said Bressoud.
In Threlkeld, tests show that when all heating and air units are shut off, mold spore levels in the air went down. They will remain shut off for the rest of the semester. Radiant heat will come from the water boilers instead. All of the heating and air units in Threlkeld Hall and Miller will have to be replaced or thoroughly cleaned. A few units in the other dorms will be cleaned as well.
This makes four dorms now on U of L's campus that are being treated for mold. More dorms are being tested as officials try to get to the root of the problem. "We have lots of theories about what may be going on and working with experts to try and find the source. You've got to have water and you've got to have the mold. The mold is easy to fin because it's in the air. What was different about this year and what triggered it," said Bressoud.