REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (WHNT) — The results are in. Arsenal officials told WHNT News 19 they found 3 types of mold in the Child Development Center, most are commonly known as black mold.
Colonel Bill Marks said there is already a plan in place to get the mold cleaned up within the walls. “The first plan is to take care of the mold in the common area, which is the hallway in Building 5601, we will seal that off and start work tonight,” said Col. Marks.
Officials said they are working to make sure the clean up process is as safe as possible for all staff members and children. “On Monday, we will move the 3 and 4-year-olds to a building on Goss Road, to free up a room,” he said. “At that point, we can start a round robin to clean each room.”
Arsenal health officers told WHNT News 19 that no one has been endangered by the mold. “The mold that was found currently is behind the walls so there is no direct exposure to the pathway to the children and the working staff,” said Colonel William Darby with the Fox Army Medical Center.
The process is estimated to take around 7 weeks.