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2006 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Honored

Organization(s) Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Project Description The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (MA TURI) presented nine Massachusetts organizations and individuals with 2006 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Awards in June. The following leaders were recognized for using innovative and collaborative approaches to reduce toxic chemical use throughout Massachusetts:

-Vicor Corporation in Andover found safer alternatives to lead and hexavalent chromium used in manufacturing and shared their competitive strategies with over 50 Massachusetts companies through the TURI Demo Site Program.

-Ceramics Processing Systems in Norton replaced a triple acid bath used for cleaning parts with a safer and more economical solution found by the TURI Laboratory.

-Two Toxics Use Reduction Planners were honored for exemplary service  William Judd, Project Manager at Irwin Engineers, Inc., located in Natick, MA, and Tim Woycik, Principal Environmental Auditor at National Grid in Westboro, MA.

-Three community projects funded through the TURI Community Grant Program focused on reducing pesticide use and finding safer cleaning products and techniques.

-The Town of Westford Water Department raised awareness about the effect of pesticide use on water supplies and safer ways to care for lawns.

-The Center for Healthy Homes and Neighborhoods at Boston University educated residents in Boston, Cambridge, and Waltham housing authorities about how to repel pests in a safe way.

-The Regional Environmental Council in Worcester educated janitors about the effects of toxic chemicals found in conventional cleaning products and safer alternatives.

-David Williams, Chair of the TURA Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Lawrence Boise, Vice Chair of the TURA SAB, have been providing scientific expertise on a volunteer basis to the TURA Program for more than a decade.

More Info www.turi.org/
Project Contact
Name Liz Harriman
Phone 978-934-3387
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Awards program
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 16 No. 2, Fall 2006 [PDF]


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