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Canadian government supports project to improve dry-cleaning chemical handling

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced to financially support a national project that will help dry-cleaning operators across the country understand their role in preventing pollution.

Better chemical handling practices will help reduce the amount of toxic chemicals that are released into the environment. After the program is implemented, operators will be surveyed to determine whether behaviours have changed. The project is expected to be complete in January 2018.

The funding of $131,519 supporting Seneca College in carrying out the project, comes from the Environmental Damages Fund, a Government of Canada program administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada.