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Illinois Approves Perc Rules

3:01 PM MDT | August 30, 2012 | Kara Sissell

IIllinois governor Pat Quinn (D) has signed off on a law updating state requirements for the dry-cleaning solvent perchlorethylene (perc). The law requires all new dry-cleaning machines, beginning in 2013, to have primary and secondary control systems, and to have a sealed containment structure to prevent leaks or spills, says Illinois EPA. For existing machines, dry cleaners must ensure someone trained in “best management practices” must be on-site when the machines are being operated, Illinois EPA says. Businesses seeking dry cleaning license...

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