Local authorities are now taking measurements in all residential buildings with dry cleaners, with a view to closing down some establishments or ordering work to reduce leaks. They will also report the results to the Danish environmental protection agency (EPA), which is holding talks with the national dry cleaners association to see whether the legal framework governing dry cleaners needs updating.
An EPA official told ENDS Daily that the results of preliminary tests were a shock and that the agency had not been aware that perchloroethylene limits were being surpassed on such a wide scale.
Danish EPA, tel: +45 32 66 01 00.
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