A federal judge in Gulfport has dismissed one of the lawsuits filed by military families who say they have been sickened by toxic mold in Keesler Air Force base housing, one of many widespread complaints about the U.S. military’s privatized housing.

Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said during a recent Armed Services Committee hearing that moisture and mold have been reported in 91% of Keesler housing built after Hurricane Katrina.

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It was the largest housing construction project in Air Force history, with $287 million spent on more than 1,000 homes.

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