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Rochester Embayment Watershed Mercury Pollution Prevention Program


Project Information

Award Amount:$61,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$34,100.00
Start-End Dates:9/1/95-9/30/98
URL:n/a
Description:Summary: The Monroe County Pollution Prevention Team, Strong Memorial Hospital, and Eastman Dental Center are targeting mercury reduction in the Rochester Embayment Area of Concern.

Environmental Results/Products: Monroe County staff documented findings on opportunities and barriers to implementing mercury pollution prevention activities in medical and dental settings. A Mercury Pollution Prevention Study for Medical and Dental Centers Findings Report was published in Spring 1997 and is available from Monroe County.

Monroe County staff is developing a hospital manual and a booklet and poster for dental offices to illustrate cost-effective practices to minimize or eliminate the release of mercury to the environment Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Eastman Dental Center are planning and implementing mercury pollution prevention projects in their respective facilities. Monroe County will seek voluntary commitments with 12 hospitals and 50 dental offices located in the Rochester Embayment watershed to advance pollution prevention.

Products/Reports

  • Mercury Pollution Prevention Study for Medical and Dental Centers Findings Report, Spring 1997

Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.


Organizations Receiving Funding

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.

Monroe County Department of Health - Primary Contact

P.O. Box 92832
111 Westfall Road
Rochester, New York 14692-8932
p: 716-274-8442
f: 716-274-6098
mpeet@mcls.rochester.lib.ny.us
Individual Contacts
  • Margy Peet


Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

Eastman Dental Center - Partner

University of Rochester
625 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620-2989
p: 585-275-5064

Strong Memorial Hospital - Partner

601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14642
p: 585-275-2100
www.stronghealth.com

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