asbestos

Benjamin Franklin High School
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Mike DeNardo
October 09, 2019 - 10:56 am
A task force has recommended new temporary sites for students at Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High, while asbestos work and construction are underway through December. Read more here.
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
October 08, 2019 - 12:19 pm
The School District of Philadelphia hopes to tell parents on Wednesday where students displaced from Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will be attending classes starting Monday.
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Parents and teachers respond to the School District of Philadelphia's plans to temporarily relocate Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy students.
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KYW Staff
October 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite met with parents and students Monday morning at district headquarters to discuss the temporary closing of Ben Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy and the immediate future of the 1,000 students who are meant to attend calsses at...
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Molly Daly
October 04, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The School District of Philadelphia says Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy will remain closed due to asbestos testing. Read more here.
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Construction at the newly-combined Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High School.
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Mike DeNardo
October 02, 2019 - 6:40 pm
The school district says Science Leadership Academy and Ben Franklin High School will stay closed for the rest of the week for asbestos testing and removal.
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The Ben Franklin HS and Science Leadership Academy campus on North Broad is closed because of asbestos.
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Tim Jimenez
October 01, 2019 - 7:06 am
The building at the corner of Broad and Spring Garden streets that houses both Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadershp Academy is shut down Tuesday because of asbestos in the building. The schools are expected to be closed at least through Wednesday.
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School board meeting
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Mike DeNardo
September 12, 2019 - 3:28 pm
After a Philly teacher was diagnosed with mesothelioma — a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure — Philadelphia school board members are now taking a closer look inside district schools. Some parents argue asbestos reports from the district are not easy to find or break down. Read more here.
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
September 11, 2019 - 7:01 pm
A Philadelphia teacher has been diagnosed with a lung cancer linked to asbestos exposure. The teachers union says this highlights an urgent need for money to address environmental problems in the city's aging school buildings.
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A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPA's budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion.
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April 17, 2019 - 8:56 pm
By Gregory Wallace (CNN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a nearly complete ban on the manufacturing and importing of asbestos. The rule will close loopholes in a decades-old partial ban, and EPA is separately reviewing the limited instances where asbestos is still used...
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File photo dated 06/01/16 of a shop sign for claire's in central London.
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Suzanne Monaghan
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Earlier this month the popular children's store Claire's recalled some makeup products because they tested positive for asbestos, a mineral linked to deadly cancers. But, many makeup products come with those risks since they contain talc, according to Michelle Whitmer, a medical writer for the...
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