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Guest View: Reduce Use of Toxics

  (Op-ed by State Rep. Antonio F.D. Cabral, South Coast Today, August 8, 2009) Two events Monday highlight the critical need to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in the commonwealth. Ironically, at a time when we should be investing in safer technologies, funding has been eliminated for the successful Toxics Use Reduction Institute.

URL:  http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090808/OPINION/908080319/-1/NEWS06

Broken promise in toxic times, Boston Globe

  (Editorial, The Boston Globe, August 7, 2009) "Layoff notices went out recently to employees at the state's Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. They are among many victims of the state's fiscal meltdown, but at a time when recycling workers in New Bedford are stricken by noxious fumes - to cite just one crisis involving chemicals - the state should think twice before lowering its guard against toxic industrial materials. ..."

URL:  http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/editorials/articles/2009/08/07/broken_promise_in_toxic_times/

When Haste Makes Toxic Waste, Boston Globe

  (Op-ed by Ken Geiser and Joel Tickner, The Boston Globe, July 14, 2009) "The same week that US Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts hailed House passage of the most sweeping environmental legislation since the 1970s, the Commonwealth cut one of the most effective state environmental laws in the country by virtually eliminating the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass-Lowell. ..."

URL:  http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2009/07/14/when_haste_makes_toxic_waste/

TURI Leading U.N. Environment Programme Chemicals Project

  Rachel Massey of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) convened a two-day meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in June to kick off a project for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The study will help guide international chemical policies and programs.

URL:  http://www.uml.edu/Media/eNews/United_Nations_Massey.html

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

  (Op-ed by MASSPIRG, Metro International) "With apologies to the Beatles, it was actually twenty years ago this month, in July of 1989, when Massachusetts' landmark Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) was passed into law and signed by Governor Michael Dukakis. After the disastrous Love Canal episode in upstate New York in the late 1970's, where thousands lost their homes and health as a result of the wanton use and disposal of toxics by a company called Hooker Chemical, a major national effort began to identify and clean up toxic waste and to reduce the use of toxic chemicals. ..."

URL:  http://www.metro.us/us/article/2009/07/10/03/0336-72/index.xml

Mass. Toxics Reduction Institute Loses Funding, Greener Design

  Mass. Toxics Reduction Institute Loses Funding By GreenerDesign Staff Published July 8, 2009

URL:  http://www.greenerdesign.com/news/2009/07/08/mass-toxics-reduction-institute-loses-funding

'Green' light' city company recognized for helping environment

  6/11/09 Herald News, Lightolier of Fall River was recognized as a Champion of Toxics Use Reduction at a June 2009 State House ceremony

URL:  http://www.heraldnews.com/business/x313680023/Green-light

Bellingham business praised for being green

  6/11/08 TURI and legislators honored Silver Hanger Cleaners and Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials at a June 2008 recognition ceremony at the Mass. State House.

URL:  http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x142955060/Bellingham-business-praised-for-being-green

In the News: Online Database Is Nation's Most Comprehensive

  TURI holds the nation's most comprehensive pollution prevention data set available online, according to an article published in the September issue of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE) News. The database is available at http://turadata.turi.org.

URL:  http://www.uml.edu/Media/eNews/TURI_Database.html

Gone Fishin' : 63rd Bass and Bluefish Derby kicks off Sunday

  9/11/08 Martha's Vineyard Times article about the Wampanoag Tribe's TURI grant to promote non-lead fishing weights.

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Grants Make Safer Options Possible

  9/6/08 MetroWest Daily News article about the 2009 TURI Community grants.

URL:  http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x690583684/Wiley-Grants-make-safer-options-possible

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