“Senator Hughes calls for Emergency Summer Clean and Repair Program for “Toxic” Schools

Senator Hughes requests mayor, superintendent authorize aggressive deep-cleaning in “toxic” Philadelphia schools, asks for community to share conditions with state officials

Pointing to the unsafe and unsanitary conditions in many district buildings, Senator Hughes sent a letter to Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia School District Superintendent William Hite, requesting an immediate initiative to clean up the problem schools in Philadelphia during the summer break.

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3 different stories highlight the dire health concerns in Philadelphia schools

Dean Pagan, Lucas Sims and Ms. Bryant’s classroom all fell victim to the toxic condition of their schools. Lead paint chips, carbon monoxide and a higher rate of asbestos than what was found at ground zero, all turning up in a classroom is unacceptable!

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The Inquirer and Daily News recently conducted testing of 19 schools and found dangerous levels of mold, deteriorated asbestos, flaking, and peeling paint, likely containing lead, and water with unsafe levels of lead contamination.

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