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TURI Presents 2013 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Awards

Legislators and TURI recognize the 2013 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction at a State House ceremony. Read more...

TURI Funds $75,000 in Community Grants to Reduce Toxic Chemical Use

TURI awarded $75K in community grants to La Chic Mentoring Plus, Full Circle Earth Greenhouse and Farm, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition. Read more...

KMK Cleaners of Walpole Eliminates Use of Perc

KMK Cleaners switched from using perchloroethylene to professional wet cleaning technologies. The owners will demonstrate how the technology works on May 8, 2013. Read more...

AB Cleaners of Westwood Eliminates Use of Toxic Chemical, Saves Money

AB Cleaners of Westwood switched from using perchloroethylene to wet cleaning technology to clean clothes. He is demonstrating how the system works to other dry cleaners on Dec. 11 and 13. Read more...

UMass Lowell's TURI Awards $75K to Community Groups to Reduce Toxics

TURI awarded $75K in community grants to Montachusett Opportunity Council, Norfolk County 7 Public Health Coalition, Clean Water Fund, MassCOSH and Mill City Grows in Lowell. Read more...

TURI Receives $82K Grant from EPA to Help Auto Body and Repair Shops

The Environmental Protection Agency’s New England region has awarded the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell an $82K grant to work with auto body and repair shops in Lowell, Springfield, Holyoke, Fall River and New Bedford. Read more...

Organizations and Researcher Receive Champion of Toxics Use Reduction Awards

TURI and legislators recognize 2012 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction at a State House ceremony. Read more...

Public Invited to Learn About Healthy Dry Cleaning on June 27

The public is invited to see a demonstration on June 27 at King and Queen Cleaners in Milford of new technologies that allows “dry clean only” clothes to be washed in computer-controlled machines, eliminating the use of the toxic chemical perchloroethylene, or perc. Read more...

Massachusetts industries show significant declines in the use and release of carcinogens

Over the last two decades, use of known or suspected carcinogens by Massachusetts industries reporting to the Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) program declined 32 percent while releases to the environment declined 93 percent, according to the new report. Read more...
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Contact Karen Angelo at 978-430-6303.