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N.C. Superfund Section Begins Development of Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Program

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The Dry-Cleaning Solvent Cleanup Program was developed in 1997 by the Superfund Section of the North Carolina Division of Waste Management to clean up sites contaminated with dry-cleaning solvents. The major contaminant at dry cleaning sites is perchloroethylene, a highly volatile hydrocarbon that can damage the central nervous system and liver functions. The Division is developing rules to certify sites that are eligible for cleanup under the program, and assessing the number of active dry-cleaning facilities in the state.