Frequent Questions

5. How does tetrachloroethylene get into my drinking water?

The major source of tetrachloroethylene in drinking water is discharge from factories and dry cleaners.

A federal law called the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) requires facilities in certain industries, which manufacture, process, or use significant amounts of toxic chemicals, to report annually on their releases of these chemicals. For more information on the uses and releases of chemicals in your state, contact the Community Right-to-Know Hotline: (800) 424-9346.

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