Grenfell Tower: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Peebles, Graham
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/06/23/grenfell-tower-a-disaster-waiting-to-happen/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21034

The Grenfell tower disaster is a consequence of social housing policies dating back to the 1980's.

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Excerpt: At the time of writing the number of those that lost their lives stands at 79; some are questioning if the true figure is being released. Given that there could have been up to 600 people or more in the tower (we will never know the exact figure), and fire enveloped it within 15 minutes, the fatalities are probably in the hundreds. Scotland Yard is conducting what they describe as a "far-reaching" criminal investigation into how the fire started, how it spread and how the Tower was maintained, the absence of fire measures and the refurbishment.