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Crews investigate contamination at a dry cleaner

Crews take samples outside of a dry cleaner.

Contact information
For information on dry cleaning contamination, contact:
Jennifer Borski
Remediation & Redevelopment Program
If you have questions about your dry cleaning facility or a cleanup you are involved with, you should contact your regional Remediation and Redevelopment project manager.
For more information about the licensing requirements for drycleaners, visit the Department of Revenue web site [exit DNR].

Dry cleaning contamination

This page contains information about how to properly clean up dry cleaning contamination. For information on the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Fund (DERF), see the DERF reimbursement page.


Drycleaner remediation training

The State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners (SCRD) members and and CLU-IN hosted a webinar on June 8, 2011, which presented information from a recently updated guidance document on conducting contamination assessment work at drycleaning sites. RR Program hydrogeologist Terry Evanson was one of four presenters during the on-line training. Watch the webinar and download the PowerPoint Presentation now. [exit DNR]

Key aspects of the updated guidance were presented, including: an overview of the drycleaning process, chemicals used, waste generation and management practices in the drycleaning industry, site reconnaissance, identifying sampling locations and environmental assessment technologies applied to drycleaning facilities. The seminar will help state regulators and practitioners identify likely areas of contamination and more effectively implement investigation approaches at current and former drycleaner facilities.


There are several websites that may be of interest to you if you are involved with the cleanup of a dry cleaning facility.

Last revised: Wednesday March 04 2020