ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The Thomas G. Abernethy Federal Building in Aberdeen will soon close for reconstruction.
General Services Administration (GSA) and Tennessee Valley Authority officials met Monday to decide on a plan and budget for renovations after multiple complaints of poor maintenance.
These concerns date back to 1992 when the court demanded that GSA take action on visible mold inside the building.
Much of the staff and two judges have reported symptoms consistent with mold exposure such as headaches, dizziness, respiratory issues and severe allergic reactions.
GSA has admitted to doing some remedial spot work, but it did not solve the problem.
The cost of the project is expected to be between $12-15 million. Work is expected to begin late spring to early summer, and it should be completed in 12 to 18 months.
In the meantime, all civil trials have been moved to the bankruptcy court building and all criminal trials have been moved to the U.S. District Court in Oxford.