TreeHugger Deals (NOT!): FEMA Trailers For Sale

A few years ago John described how one might try to optimize formaldehyde exposure in climate refugees:

  • Build out of formaldehyde laced particle boards, resins and glues;
  • Purchase great numbers and fill quickly before much formaldehyde can outgas;
  • Fill with families with no other options;
  • Bake in southern sun until done.

Now you can try this experiment yourself; the General Services Administration is selling them to the public.

According to Consumerist, individuals can buy them for as little as $ 1500, but most are being bought in big lots.

At least the government is being honest, saying in the listing IN UPPER CASE that these units might not be exactly perfect:

DAMAGES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: WATER INTRUSION DAMAGE, MISSING AND INOPERABLE COMPONENTS, STORM DAMAGE, USAGE AND ROAD STRUCTURAL DAMAGE...THE GOVERNMENT MAY NOT HAVE TESTED ALL OF THESE UNITS FOR FORMALDEHYDE.

Consumerist tells us that offers on some of these lots of between 200 and 400 have reached as high as a million dollars, although one has to wonder who would think of buying them and what they could possibly doing with them.

More on this mess:

FEMA Trailers Optimizing Formaldehyde Exposure
How CDC bungled FEMA Formaldehyde
FEMA Formaldehyde Fiasco Festers
FEMA Ignored or Buried Formaldehyde Research

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