MPs demand answers over toxic chemicals clean-up at Grenfell Tower site

The London council in charge with the clean-up of the Grenfell site has been called on to justify the actions it has taken to deal with the environmental contamination and toxic residues still present in the wake of the 2017 tragedy.

Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council has one week to respond to the Environmental Audit Committee’s letter, including its reasoning for not yet carrying out a deep clean of ventilation systems in homes around the Grenfell Tower site.

In evidence given to the committee’s inquiry, professor Anna Stec, a member of the science advisory group to the government, reported that a hazardous chemical was found in one flat 90 metres away from the tower, 17 months after the fire.

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