Mold problem at a city of Tulsa office building

Tuesday, December 2nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A million dollar plan to clean up a City of Tulsa building contaminated with mold. The problem started years ago, but got worse this fall.

News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says at this city owned office building the mold turned into such a problem it was visible on furniture and on the walls.

Employees from the human resources, public works and parks department staff work in the Center Office Building at 707 South Houston. For the long term - the plan is replace the air conditioning - in the meantime, the city has moved out most of the employees to clean it one floor at a time.

The cost of the repair may be more than the value of the building. The city has not made a decision to fix it right or just move out - but they're leaning towards making the repairs and staying put.