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Chiropractic Office Receives Environmental Loan

Agency: Environmental Quality

Jan. 19, 2012                                                                                                              12-0119

 

For More Information                                       Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917, wurfelb@michigan.gov 

                                                                        Karen Edlin, 517-3730604, edlink@michigan.gov 

 

  

DEQ officials today announced a $41,395 pollution prevention loan awarded to Reno Chiropractic Center, P.C., to fund the purchase and installation of a new digital x-ray system, thereby eliminating wastes from their former conventional x-ray system.

 

The chiropractic office in Sterling Heights received the low-interest loan through the DEQ's Small Business Pollution Prevention Loan Program. This project will eliminate the need for radiographic film, lead-lined film containers, and the chemicals used to develop the film. The new equipment will also reduce water and energy usage compared to conventional x-ray equipment.

 

The DEQ and the company's local lending institution, Chiropractic Federal Credit Union, each contributed half of the loan proceeds.

 

Businesses with fewer than 500 employees can apply for loans up to $400,000, with a guaranteed interest rate of not more than 5 percent. The short application helps businesses describe how their projects will eliminate or reduce waste through source reduction, environmental sound reuse, and/or recycling, including water and energy conservation projects.

 

Loans are available to all private business sectors, including farming, manufacturing, retail, and service. For more information, call the DEQ's Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278.

 

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