State Environmental Regulation

Agency Proposes New Regulation on Perc Use by Dry Cleaners

, New York Law Journal


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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