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Pollution Solutions
Promoting Pollution Prevention in the Great Lakes Basin, A Report
on the Pollution Prevention Grant Program in the Great Lakes Basin
(http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/p2/pollsolu/pp2cover.htm)

The newly published report, Pollution Solutions:  Promoting Pollution
Prevention in the Great Lakes Basin, highlights projects undertaken by
eleven organizations to use pollution prevention to address the problem
of toxic chemicals in the Great Lakes basin.  From 1992 through 1995,
USEPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) awarded over
$1,600,000 in grants for 20 on-the-groundpollution prevention projects.
These federal grant funds have attracted over $950,000 additional
dollars
to further advance the projects.  With this support, significant
progress
has been achieved by using prevention as a solution for addressing the
pollution problems in the Great Lakes ecosystem.  Lessons learned
from the projects funded by GLNPO include:  (1) regulatory compliance
is a strong motivator to initiate consideration of pollution prevention
solutions; (2) a recipe for project success includes strong
public/private
partnerships involving local entities; and (3) while it may be difficult

to measure exactly how much pollution is prevented as a direct result
of a specific project, pollution prevention will continue to be an
important voluntary tool which companies can use to minimize their
wastes and save money.

This report completes GLNPO's commitment to publish summaries of
projects
completed under the three major areas of its competitive grants
program:

Pollution Prevention
(this report)(http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/p2/pollsolu/pp2cover.htm);

Sediment Assessment and Remediation
(Moving Mud: Remediating Great Lakes Contaminated
Sediments - April 1996)(http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/sediment/movemud/);
and

Habitat Restoration and Protection
(Mining Ideas: Turning a Grant
Assistance Program into a Knowledge Base -April 1997)
(http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/fund/mineidea.html).

Contact: Danielle Green (312) 886-7594,
green.danielle@epa.gov