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January 11, 2022

UK developers told they must foot bill for unsafe cladding

  • The risk posed by some kinds of aluminum composite cladding was exposed when fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in 2017, killing 72 people.
  • By JILL LAWLESS
    Associated Press

    LONDON — The British government on Monday told property developers they must bear the cost of removing dangerous cladding that has left scores of apartment buildings at risk of fire, and thousands of residents facing steep bills to make their homes safe.

    The risk posed by some kinds of aluminum composite cladding was exposed when fire engulfed London high-rise Grenfell Tower in June 2017, killing 72 people in Britain's deadliest domestic blaze since World War II.


     
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