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Governor Tom Wolf speaks during a press conference, during which Governor Wolf proposed 2020-21 budget items totaling more than $1.1 billion to support reducing the risks to Pennsylvanians of lead and asbestos.
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Tony Romeo
January 29, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Ahead of his budget address next week, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $1 billion-plus initiative to fund mitigation of asbestos and lead in Pennsylvania schools and other buildings. Read more here.
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Notre Dame Cathedral is lit up in Paris, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. The Notre Dame Cathedral has been newly illuminated last month since the April fire in 2019.
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AP News
December 22, 2019 - 5:42 pm
It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris' most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy
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Justin Udo
December 11, 2019 - 1:50 pm
A bill headed to Harrisburg is aimed at cleaning up asbestos, lead and mold in Philadelphia's school buildings, and a community is banding together to help it pass to law.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
October 13, 2019 - 4:30 am
The Murphy administration is adopting a number of recommendations from a task force aimed at dealing with lead in water pipes and homes across the state.
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Federal grant
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Jim Melwert
October 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The federal government has granted more than $20 million to Pennsylvania to help fund lead remediation, and a decent-sized chunk of that money is going to the Philadelphia region. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Josh Gottheimer
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Lead testing results from New Jersey's schools will be posted online under new regulations Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
September 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
A clash is brewing over a controversial bill in Philadelphia City council that would require every rental unit built before 1978 to be lead safe.
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drinking fountain
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Justin Udo
August 12, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's lead in the water, at several schools in the Central Bucks School District, and district officials are working to fix the problem before school resumes. More than 1,000 of the district's sinks, fountains and other water sources were tested for lead. "Sixteen...
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A worker sprays an adhesive product on the ground to gather up the lead particles in the school yard of Saint Benoit primary school in Paris, France, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.
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August 08, 2019 - 10:34 am
By Sylvie Corbet and Nicolas Garriga, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Workers in full protective gear began Thursday to decontaminate some Paris schools tested with unsafe levels of lead following the blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, as part of efforts to protect children from risks of lead...
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Cranes work at Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Thursday, April 25, 2019. French police scientists were starting to examine Notre Dame Cathedral on Thursday for the first time since last week's devastating fire.
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May 09, 2019 - 8:49 am
PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral's melted roof has left astronomically high lead levels in the plaza outside and adjacent roads. Paris police say lead levels from the roof were found to be between 10 and 20 grams per kilogram of ground — between 32 and 65 times the recommended limit by French...
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