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Obama urged to raise drywall stink with China



Chinesedrywallblumsteinlawfirmphoto Got Chinese drywall? Many Floridians have emailed me or phoned asking for guidance on what to look for in their own homes if they suspect they have a potential problem from Chinese-made drywall. Fort Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel offered some tips using photographs of actual damage sustained from sulfur-like vapors produced by Chinese drywall. Check it out. (PR NewsFoto: Florida's Jason and Melissa Harrell discovered defective Chinese drywall inside their Homestead home, courtesy of Blumstein law firm.)

Today, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson visited two Manatee County homes affected by tainted Chinese drywall  -- in the Greenbrook neighborhood of Lakewood Ranch. It's part of his three-day swing of events surrounding the issue. He was in Cape Coral on Monday, and will head to another drywall-related event in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, says the Bradenton Herald. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler took a drywall tour of a Boynton Beach community today, says the ABC TV affiliate WPBF.

With 60,000 American homes suspected of containing tainted Chinese drywall including 30,000 in Florida, President Barack Obama must broach the subject of culpability with the Chinese president later this year, said Sen. Nelson during today's visit to a tainted home in Lakewood Ranch.

Sensing any momentum on this messy issue?

-- Robert Trigaux, Times Business Columnist

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:24am]


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