Philadelphia, PA − September 11, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement after the Fund Our Facilities Coalition called for $100 million in funding for immediate asbestos and lead remediation in toxic schools in Philadelphia.
“The news that one of our city’s educators has been diagnosed with asbestos-induced mesothelioma is heartbreaking. It is the exact reason why we are advocating and supporting the Fund Our Facilities Coalition and its continued call for a dramatic increase in funding to address toxic schools in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania.
We cannot delay addressing this public health crisis any longer. It is a public health emergency and must be responded to immediately.”