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Employees concerned over mold at Hilo wastewater plant

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) - An administrative building at a wastewater treatment plant in Hilo has been mostly vacated after the discovery of mold led to some employees being relocated.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that Hawaii County officials were alerted to the mold a few months ago when work was being done on the building's leaky roof. Now, work is being done to replace the buildings' moldy ceilings and walls.

Four wastewater employees have filed incident reports out of concern the mold could be responsible for respiratory and other health issues.

Department of Environmental Management Director Bobby Jean Leithead Todd says the reports will be investigated. She also says the department is working to address the concerns outlined in a May 4 report by the company hired to conduct a mold study of the building.

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