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The 2012 TURA Data is here!
For summary results, see the Results to Date and the Report for Massachusetts as a Whole. We have also updated the Dioxin Report for 2012.
 

 



 
 
 
The purpose of this site is to make information available to the public about toxics use in their communities. This information has been collected from companies as a result of Massachusetts' Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA). To help you understand this information, we have organized it into the following sections:
 
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What Is TURA?
A description of the Toxics Use Reduction Act, including an overview, brief history, objectives and frequently asked questions.
 
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How to Understand the TURA Reports
If you are wondering "What does it all mean?" then this is the place to start. We describe the information that companies actually report, define the terms that you will see on reports, and explain the rules that govern reporting.
 
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Reports by Community, Company or Chemical
Reports showing the amount of toxics used, the byproducts generated, and the amount of toxics released to the environment. You can choose reports by community, company or chemical.
 
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Success Stories
Find out how Massachusetts companies have reduced toxics use while maintaining or improving performance.
 
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Collaborate: What Can You Do?
Examples of collaboration among companies, communities and individuals who have worked together to reduce toxics use. You will also find a list of resources related to toxics use reduction.
 
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Glossary
Definitions of terms related to TURA and toxics use reduction.
 
If you have any questions or comments concerning this site, contact Heather Tenney at Heather_Tenney@uml.edu.
 
The source data for this web site was collected by the Department of Environmental Protection under the Toxics Use Reduction Act.
 
This web site is maintained by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
 
The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
University of Massachusetts Lowell
600 Suffolk Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-2866
 
Tel: 978-934-3275  Fax: 978-934-3050  

 
 
 
 
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