Nox­ious gas plagues D.C. clinic for vet­er­ans

The Dallas Morning News - - Nation&world -

WASH­ING­TON — Staff and pa­tients at a District of Columbia med­i­cal fa­cil­ity for home­less mil­i­tary vet­er­ans have en­dured nox­ious gas exposure for nearly two years as top hospi­tal ad­min­is­tra­tors, though aware of the prob­lem, have failed to rem­edy it, ac­cord­ing to in­ter­views with staff and doc­u­ments ob­tained by The Wash­ing­ton Post.

At least eight clin­i­cal work­ers at the Depart­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Com­mu­nity Re­source and Re­fer­ral Cen­ter have tested pos­i­tive for el­e­vated lev­els of car­bon monox­ide.

Though it re­mains un­clear what’s caus­ing the is­sue, the clinic’s staff mem­bers have spec­u­lated that it could be any­thing from ve­hi­cle ex­haust en­ter­ing the build­ing’s heat­ing sys­tem in­take valves to sewer gas sur­fac­ing through sinks and drains.

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