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Irvine Sets Example in Move to Protect Ozone

  • Author(s): Los Angeles Times
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Irvine's proposed restriction on compounds that deplete the ozone may not solve the critical global problem that products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) cause, but it is a sincere and more than symbolic effort at least to control the release of the dangerous chemicals in one corner of the world. 

Irvine is not the first governmental body to move toward control of CFCs. Other cities and some states have banned plastic foam food packaging that contains CFCs, and some have barred auto air conditioners and recharging cartridges that contain CFCs. But nobody here knows of an ordinance as comprehensive as the one under consideration in Irvine. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held June 29.

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