Company curbs sale of panels used on burned London high-rise

Out An exacuee takes his mattress with him

Out An exacuee takes his mattress with him

The fallout from the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy continues to be felt across London and elsewhere.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service inspected the buildings on Saturday and found that the cladding does not pose a risk for residents, and that the buildings comply with fire safety standards in every other way. A Leeds City Council spokesperson said: "Following the awful events at Grenfell Tower, we are undertaking a range of work with partners to ensure the fire prevention procedures that are in place at council tower blocks continue to be extremely robust".

Theresa May today chaired a meeting of the Grenfell Recovery Taskforce as more at-risk buildings were identified across the country.

Yesterday on ITV1, when asked about the cladding used on the tower, he said: "From what we've seen it would suggest that the material used was combustible".

Workers remove cladding from the Whitebeam Court tower block in Salford, north west England on June 26, 2017.

The apartments were evacuated after fire inspectors concluded that the buil. Grenfell Tower is 60 meters (196.8 feet) tall.

The company said it was ending global sales of Reynobond PE material for use in high rises due to "issues that have arisen in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy" and the "inconsistency" in building regulations around the world.

Arconic's announcement came on the heels of weekend news accounts that scrutinized the U.S. company's decision to sell the panels for the refurbishment of Grenfell.

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The communities and local government minister, Sajid Javid, told Sky News over the weekend that the forced evacuation had been spurred not just by the cladding, but by many other "fire safety failures", including missing fire doors, insulation used on gas pipes, and plywood used above doors.

The council manages and maintains more than 7,000 homes in Cambridge, including blocks of flats, sheltered housing, temporary housing, detached and semi-detached houses, and has strict fire safety measures in place to protect people living in them.

"This is able to test 100 samples a day - and if needed, yet further laboratory capacity could be provided", he said.

'I'm concerned at the speed at which samples are being submitted.

It adds: "flames become confined or restricted by entering cavities within the external cladding system, they will become elongated as they seek oxygen and fuel to support the combustion process".

The material has a plastic core, which it is feared may have helped accelerate the spread of the fire.

Hospitals and schools will also be tested to make sure they are not encased in combustible cladding, Downing Street said.

The design was later changed and an even more risky cladding was fitted.

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