State Environmental Regulation

Agency Proposes New Regulation on Perc Use by Dry Cleaners

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State Environmental Regulation columnist Charlotte A. Biblow writes that about 70 percent of the dry cleaners located in the state still use perc as their solvent of choice, despite a 1997 regulation encouraging them to switch to alternate solvents. A new proposal would impose significant financial and management costs on dry cleaners, and have significant implications for their suppliers, workers, landlords and neighbors.

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