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Tennessee judge cancels trial, claims courthouse is toxic

"It appears to be a toxic courthouse," Criminal Court Judge Lynn Brown said of the new Washington County (Tenn.) Justice Center, reports the Johnson City Press .   Workers at the gleaming facility in Johnson City have complained of coughing fits, burning eyes and runny noses.

Brown said he would not bring jurors into his courtroom for a week-long trial until the problem abates.  He called off an upcoming homicide trial.

The local mayor says it’s formaldehyde in the carpets – a situation that should clear up with time.

By Peter Vieth

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