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Lowell brewery to receive UMass Lowell grant

  Dec. 10, 2015 -- Merrimack Ales in Lowell, owned by Adam Pearson, received a grant in the amount of $3,500 to test how well chemical activation technology works for cleaning and sanitizing equipment used during the beer brewing process. If effective, the technology could eliminate, or greatly reduce, the use of caustic sodium hydroxide and the follow on acids.

URL:  http://www.lowellsun.com/business/ci_29229297/lowell-brewery-receive-uml-grant

Bentley Professor Leads Effort to Detoxify Local Child Care Centers

  Oct. 6, 2015 -- Thanks to a grant from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell, Ryan Bouldin, Assistant Professor of Natural and Applied Science at Bentley University will collaborate with local child care facilities to reduce exposure to several toxic chemicals, namely phthalates and flame retardants - chemical classes known to disrupt hormones.

URL:  http://www.bentley.edu/prepared/bentley-professor-leads-effort-detoxify-local-child-care-centers

10 QUESTIONS WITH Ken Geiser, authority on the dangers of toxic chemicals, authors new book

  Sept 28, 2015 -- Ken Geiser, an outspoken authority on the dangers of toxic chemicals and 25-year veteran of UMASS Lowell, has released a new book focusing on the use of dangerous chemicals in America.

URL:  http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_28889196/chemicals-without-harm

Mass. Legislature Recognizes Allston Collision Center as TURA 25th Anniversary Leader

  Sept. 22, 2015 -- Award acknowledges company's green auto body initiative, which has successfully reduced usage of toxic materials, Allston Collision Center reports.

URL:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2682491

Five things you should know about Mark Rossi

  Aug. 14, 2015 -- Mark Rossi’s life mission is to advance safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.

URL:  https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/08/14/five-things-you-should-know-about/ZZoYZ0CJCs9rda1nv3TLZN/story.html

ChemGenes and Analog Devices earn awards from TURA program

  May 23, 2015 -- The awards and facility tours taking place from March through May showcase environmental accomplishments—reducing the use of toxic chemicals, reducing waste and conserving energy and water—since the Toxics Use Reduction Act was enacted into law by the Massachusetts legislature in 1989.

URL:  http://homenewshere.com/tewksbury_town_crier/news/article_9ce4a606-009f-11e5-b43e-03b3fc552f38.html

Bottom Line: Stainless Steel Coatings keeps its edge on industry

  May. 17, 2015 -- Simply by modifying its production cycle, Stainless Steel Coatings has been able to reduce its use of cleaning solvents and with it, its hazardous waste disposal costs by 52 percent.

URL:  http://www.telegram.com/article/20150517/NEWS/150519310

Northeast foundation honors Springfield for organic treatment at parks, public fields

  Dec 16, 2016 -- The Northeast Organic Farming Association has issued an award to the city of Springfield for its organic land care practices that began as a pilot program last fall at six local parks and athletic fields.

URL:  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/12/northeast_foundation_honors_sp.html

Natick receives grant to pilot organic land care practices

  Oct 6, 2015 -- Natick’s Land Facilities and Natural Resources Division received $10,000 from the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute to pilot organic land-care practices on three municipal properties.

URL:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2015/10/06/natick-receives-grant-pilot-organic-land-care-practices/oZSHpX5zQq7I5YE09l7nbL/story.html

Hudson Board of Health awarded for asthma program

  Jun. 22, 2015 -- The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell named the Town of Hudson as one of their 2015 Community Champions in honor of the Hudson Board of Health’s efforts to reduce asthma attacks by limiting “household triggers.”

URL:  http://hudson.wickedlocal.com/article/20150622/NEWS/150629186

Institute honors groups that are reducing toxic chemical use

  Jun. 17, 2015 -- The Obama administration has granted Massachusetts an additional one-year waiver from a key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires Massachusetts to reduce from nine to four the factors used to calculate health premiums for individuals and small businesses.

URL:  http://www.nashobapublishing.com/ci_28331404/feds-grant-mass-extra-year-phase-part-obamacare

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