U of L students move back in Miller Hall after mold infestation


by Johnny Archer


Posted on January 5, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 6 at 1:08 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – More than two months after U of L freshmen were forced out of their dorm because of dangerous mold, they are now allowed to move back in.

Students moved back into Miller Hall Saturday after elevated mold spores caused University officials to close the dorm back in October.

 Many were helped back to their dorms with the help of parents but were a little cautious on their return.

“I’m going to check my AC, that’s for sure. I’m going to make sure it’s all cleaned out,” Chelsey Superales, Miller Hall resident said. “I hope I get nice new beds and I hope everything is clean. That’s the one thing I’m worried about.”

Superales was one of the first students to report the mold problem in her dorm.

The Director of Housing at U of L assures the entire building at Miller Hall is safe after a $3.2 million cleanup project.

The university had plans of getting rid of the mold and replacing the heating and air system since the dorm was built in 1965.

“The cabinetry – things that were built in had to be sanded down and refinished and sealed so that the mold growth couldn’t occur again,” Shannon Staten, Director of Housing said.

Randy Reida drove an hour and a half from Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky to help move his daughter back in her dorm.

It’s a move he’s hoping he doesn’t have to make again until the end of the semester.

“No fears at all. I think that it’s been taken care of, I trust that it has,” Reida said.