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South Carolina county employees sue over courthouse mold

SPARTANBURG (AP) Some county employees in South Carolina are suing over illnesses they say they suffer because of mold in a courthouse.

Local media report five Spartanburg County employees have sued the county and 10 unnamed defendants because of health problems that range from eye irritation, nose bleeds, breathing problems, fatigue, memory loss, headaches and ears ringing.

The suit was filed late last week as consultants look for a place to move courthouse workers out of the building because of mold problems first discovered in August 2016.

County voters in November approved a 1 penny sales tax increase to pay for a new courthouse and a new city-county complex. A new facility is unlikely to be ready before 2020.

There was no immediate response to the lawsuit.

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