Reno, NV – Black mold has turned up at the Reno airport. But officials say the toxic fungus in Concourse B has been sealed off and poses no health threat until it cam be professionally removed in a couple of weeks.
A worker discovered the mold while repairing sections of interior wall in November. The mold was found beneath windows at gates B-7 and B-9, which still are being used by passengers.
Employees and vendors were informed of the environmental investigation in a November 21st memo. Workers sealed the mold inside the wall with thick plastic and rubber caulk, then covered the access holes with plaster board.
Tests later showed that air outside the terminal had more of the black mold spores than the air inside. The two gates are used by Southwest Airlines and Northwest Airlines. They remain open.