Philadelphia's McClure Elementary to reopen Wednesday

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia's Alexander K. McClure Elementary School will reopen Wednesday following cleaning and testing amid an ongoing asbestos problem.

According to the school's website, "Necessary repairs have been completed and side-by-side testing, completed in conjunction with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT), has confirmed that the school is safe for the re-occupancy of students and staff on Wednesday."

McClure has been closed off-and-on for weeks after asbestos was found in pipe insulation.

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Earlier this month, the district said 174 of the district's 214 schools have asbestos somewhere inside the building.

Officials said asbestos only poses a health threat once it becomes loose and airborne.