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Bill Nelson says he talked Chinese drywall with Chinese President

Heads of state were talking nuclear security, but Bill Nelson says he stopped at the Nuclear Security Summit in DC and took the opportunity to talk to Chinese President Hu Jintao about a "less significant" but important issue to Floridians: drywall imported from China.

Nelson's office says he brought up the findings of the federal consumer product safety panel "that a Chinese manufacturer sent tainted drywall to the U.S. that is now making homes uninhabitable, leaving thousands of homeowners not only in Florida but also around the country looking for answers and help."

His office says Hu, through a translator, pledged to investigate – to "look into it" immediately, Nelson said.

"If we can get the top government official of China working on this," Nelson said, "Then that’s where we’re going to get the money to make these homeowners whole."


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