There is an investigative story running tonight on the formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers and what was known previous to the trailers distribution to Katrina victims. Should be good.
Here is the story:
So you've got two corporate whistle-blowers from Gulf Stream saying the company knew it was sending out unhealthy trailers. Here's what I don't get and I want to understand...is formaldehyde typically used in the manufacturing process of these trailers? Obviously Gulf Stream had a 55 million dollar contract sitting in their lap and they were happy as a pigs in poop to get it. They were determined to fulfill this contract in any way possible. So did they knowingly endanger people's health in order to meet the contract requirements? Does anyone know what the 411 is? Were FEMA officials aware of the formaldehyde issue during the manufacturing process?
Incidentally, have any of you ever driven up I-59 and seen the endless sea of FEMA trailers sitting in the field outside Purvis, Mississippi? It's pretty amazing...there are supposedly over 18,000 trailers in this field that were never delivered to Katrina victims. I wonder if those trailers are the Gulf Stream formaldehyde specials?