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P2 in Maine & New Hampshire High Schools

Organization(s) Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Project Description NEWMOA is working on pollution prevention issues with New Hampshire and Maine high schools with a grant from EPA Region 1-New England. In December 2001, NEWMOA and NH DES organized the workshop "Getting Toxic Chemicals Out of New Hampshire Schools" (see description in the New Hampshire section above). NEWMOA assisted with the planning of a similar workshop held in Maine in May 2002, which was planned by ME DEP and EPA-Region 1 New England.

Following these workshops, NEWMOA, NH DES and ME DEP worked with six schools to perform chemical clean outs and establish purchasing policies to avoid the purchase of toxic and hazardous materials in the future. The six schools received matching grants of up to $1,000 each to be used for the clean outs.

NEWMOA is continuing to work with MA schools on mercury clean outs under a MA DEP contract. The cost of the clean out of all mercury materials and replacement products is provided if the school agrees to implement a purchasing policy to avoid the future purchase of mercury devices and ensure the recycling of mercury-containing bulbs.

More Info www.newmoa.org/Newmoa/htdocs/prevention/mercury/schools/
Project Contact
Name Karen Thomas
Phone 617-367-8558 ext. 304
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Training/workshops
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 12 No. 1, Spring 2002 [PDF]


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