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Jersey Shore Lifeguard Station Built After Superstorm Sandy Closes Due to Mold

Mold issue closes Lavallette's new $387K lifeguard station

A Jersey shore town's new $387,000 lifeguard station has been closed by municipal officials following the discovery of a mold infestation just months after the building's completion.

The Asbury Park Press reports the Ocean County borough of Lavallette purchased a prefabricated structure to serve as its lifeguard headquarters after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the previous station.

Wallace Contracting, of Brick, finished installing the building in May. This past summer marked the first that Lavallette lifeguards operated out of permanent structure since the October 2012 disaster.

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But now Mayor Walter LaCicero says the mold issue is a "substantial problem" that requires a third-party environmental consultant for guidance.

The Lavallette Borough Council authorized legal steps against "all relevant parties."

Wallace Contracting was also the contractor for Lavallette's 10-month-old, $5 million municipal building. [[238427591, C]]

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