EPA probing toxic laundry emissions from G&K of Waterbury

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: General

Laundering shop and print towels, which are cloths used to wipe oil, solvent and other chemicals off machinery, can fuel the release of VOCs above federal limits. The use and processing of shop towels is largely under-regulated, despite its potential to emit toxic substances into the air.

When DEEP uncovered the chemical release violations at G&K Services, an industrial laundry in Waterbury, it alerted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which launched its own investigation into all industrial laundries in New England.

For more on this story, visit: EPA probing toxic laundry emissions – NewsTimes.

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