EPA conference in Baltimore to study emission alternatives

November 26, 1990|By J. Cecelia Walthall | J. Cecelia Walthall,States News Service

WASHINGTON -- Not all American industry is grasping and greedy, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, and sometimes industry's bottom line comes without a dollar sign attached.

In case you are skeptical, the EPA intends to prove it at a three-day international conference in Baltimore on chlorofluorocarbon alternatives that starts tomorrow.

EPA spokesman Dave Ryan said the conference prografeatures many technical seminars, including a demonstration of new technology for recycling CFC emissions produced from automobile air-conditioning systems. The recently passed Clean

Air Act requires recycling of all CFC's in auto air conditioning by 1992.

Scientists say chlorofluorocarbons destroy the ozone layer and contribute to global warming. A variety of industries produce CFC's as a by-product, including aircraft manufacture, electronics production, and the refrigeration and air-conditioning industries.

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