U.K. Didn’T Ban Cladding Used On Grenfell Tower, Specialists Say

But experts on British fire safety rules say that the material, used as exterior cladding, in fact complied with regulations.
It broke out at Grenfell Tower in West London early on Wednesday, lasted for six hours, and incinerated the building.
The question of whether the cladding complied with national regulations — and whether those regulations were too lax — is a central part of the investigation into the horrific blaze last week.
Other countries, including the United States, have placed stricter restrictions on how such materials can be used, but Britain had not yet done so, they said.
The government has announced a formal public inquiry, and a criminal investigation has been opened.

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