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California City Restricts CFC Use, Production

  • Author(s): Whalen, Patrick
  • et al.
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LOS ANGELES, July 19-The city of Irvine, in a move applauded by environmentalists and denounced by some manufacturers, has approved what is thought to be the nation's most comprehensive ordinance restricting the use of chlorofluorocarbons and other compounds known to deplete Earth's ozone layer. 

The ordinance, approved 4 lo 1 Tuesday night by the City Council, will affect producers or users of CFC's in Irvine, a planned community about 55 miles south of Los Angeles that is home to many high-technology industries. Irvine Mayor Larry Agran predicts many jurisdictions will follow Irvine's example.

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