Federal officials said Thursday they will intensify efforts to move Gulf Coast hurricane victims out of some 38,000 government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
After Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in August 2005, FEMA spent billions of dollars on trailers that served as temporary housing. As many of the trailers now sit vacant, the NewsHour reports on maintenance expenses and criticism of FEMA.
A congressional report to be released Thursday has found dozens of Homeland Security Department contracts worth $34 billion were prone to wasteful spending, overcharges, and abuse stemming from an increase in no-bid deals and a shortage of managers.
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