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Some Dry Cleaners Turning to... Wet Cleaning

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Some Dry Cleaners Turning to... Wet Cleaning

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Some Dry Cleaners Turning to... Wet Cleaning

Some Dry Cleaners Turning to... Wet Cleaning

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It seems counter-intuitive, but there's a new way to clean clothes labeled "dry clean only." It's wet cleaning. Pollution expert Peter Sinsheimer of Occidental College says the new method cleans just as well or better than the dry cleaning — and it's better for the environment. Hear Sinsheimer and NPR's Renee Montagne.

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