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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2011 Case Summaries: Pollution Prevention Intern Program

2011 Case Summaries: Pollution Prevention Intern Program

Twenty students served as interns in the 2011 Iowa Pollution Prevention Intern Program. Fifteen interns completed 12-week internships in August, researching and recommending projects to reduce solid and hazardous waste, water and energy use, air emissions, and greenhouse gases. The interns identified opportunities that could save companies more than $4.3 million annually. Of these, projects estimated to save $863,620 annually were implemented or are in progress. In 2011, five interns committed to 24-week projects that will continue into November. These projects are outlined in a special section at the back of the booklet. Final results of this year's 24-week projects will be posted to the DNR's website in December and highlighted in the next published booklet. Additional time on site allows interns to conduct more in-depth research, collect data over time and evaluate systems through varying conditions. Three interns from the 2010 season completed 24-week projects last November. The final results of these projects also are included in this document.


Iowa Department of Natural Resources

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Case study/success story

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