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Organization(s) New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Project Description The NYS DEC PPU has received an EPA grant to evaluate drug disposal alternatives and prevent drug flushing in order to reduce exposures to unwanted pharmaceuticals. The NYS DEC PPU has been participating in an Agency-wide pharmaceuticals workgroup.

Accomplishments to date include: two stakeholder meetings; launching of a Don't Flush Campaign featuring development of web materials and poster that can be downloaded for use at pharmacies and other businesses selling drugs; conducting a pilot pharmaceuticals collection event at NYS DEC headquarters in December 2008, which collected approximately 100 pounds of drugs; development of a template for conducting pharmaceutical events; and utilizing the template to plan a second pilot pharmaceutical collection event in conjunction with Otsego County, New York.

Project Contact
Name Erica Cruden
Phone 518-402-9152
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Pharmaceutical Industry
Activity Keywords Research and development
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 19 No. 1, Spring 2009 [PDF]


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