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TAINTED DRYWALL

Expert: Builder’s New Guidelines for Chinese Drywall

“Feel Like a Whitewash”

Construction Worker Installing Drywall With a Drill Royalty Free Clipart Image

by Joaquin Sapien
ProPublica

The National Association of Home Builders has developed its own way to test and fix homes built with Chinese drywall, our partners at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune have reported. (mais…)

TAINTED DRYWALL

Lowe’s Amends Settlement to Get Drywall Victims More

Money

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

by Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, and Aaron Kessler, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Lowe’s Companies Inc. has dramatically increased the amount of money [1] it is prepared to offer customers whose health or homes were harmed by defective drywall they bought from its stores. Those customers are now eligible for up to $100,000 in cash, instead of the maximum $4,500 in cash and gift cards that was previously agreed upon in a class action lawsuit that is being negotiated in a Georgia state court. (mais…)

Tainted Drywall

China Plays Tug-of-War With U.S. Inspectors Over Drywall

Piles of plasterboards are seen at a construction materials market in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, 14 April 2009.

by Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, and Aaron Kessler, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A federal investigation into contaminated Chinese-made drywall has been a long, hard tug-of-war for U.S. investigators trying to pry information from Chinese government officials and manufacturers. When a team of investigators traveled to China last year, the tug-of-war became physical, with a Chinese official trying to wrest a piece of drywall from an American’s hands. (mais…)