Thursday 28 March 2019 / 1:08 PM Karen Lee

Karen Lee responds toxic contaminants risk posed to residents after Grenfell fire

Karen Lee MP, Labour’s Shadow Fire Minister, responding to the news that toxic contaminants have been found in homes and soil near Grenfell, said:

“Toxicity tests should have been undertaken immediately after the fire, and appropriate health and safety measures put in place by the government instead of leaving residents at risk.

“21 months after the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, it is unacceptable that the surrounding community continue to suffer.

“This government’s lack of urgency to permanently rehouse survivors and offer appropriate safeguards is typical of its wider inaction. It’s time that the needs of survivors and residents are rightfully made the priority.”