Monday, July 14, 2008

Katrina Trailer Makers Defend Record in Congressional Testimony
Onlne News Hour/PBS, July 10, 2008   

Four companies -- Gulf Stream, Forest River, Keystone and Pilgrim International -- testified in a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as part of a probe into allegations that the materials used to build the trailers contained health hazards.

"[Gulf Stream] found pervasive formaldehyde contamination in its trailers, and it didn't tell anyone," committee chairman Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., said, according to the Associated Press.

But Republican lawmakers defended the companies, blaming the trailers' problems on unclear federal regulations on acceptable formaldehyde levels.  >>Read More

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