Hughes brings lead remediation money to Philly

State Sen. Vince Hughes announces grants totaling $125

State Sen. Vince Hughes announces grants totaling $125

A new effort is designed to train people to remediate lead in buildings throughout Pennsylvania.  And a state senator says there is plenty of work to be done.

Grants totaling $125,000 for lead remediation will also train specialists to handle lead remediation properly, said state Sen. Vincent Hughes of Philadelphia who secured the grant money.

“This is part of a larger effort that is growing around trying to address lead around Philadelphia but also in larger cities across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” he said.

Remediating lead will help people in the long run with fighting the toxic issues with children who ingest lead, said Hughes.

“When lead is ingested by young children, it impacts the ability to develop their ability to think and to grow,” he said.

That also means higher education costs for the commonwealth because of the issue, Hughes added.


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