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GRACE EXCEEDS EPA POLLUTION REDUCTION GOAL

 BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- From 1988 to 1992, W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) achieved a 42 percent reduction in emissions of 17 priority chemicals identified by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) voluntary "33/50" program. This reduction exceeds the EPA's 1992 goal, and Grace expects to meet or exceed the 50 percent reduction target in priority chemicals set for 1995. Grace has been a signatory to this voluntary EPA program since 1991.
 Grace has realized a 57 percent reduction in its emissions in 1992 vs. 1988 under the federal government's SARA Title III program, which requires reporting of emissions of approximately 300 chemicals. Based on the reports submitted to the EPA, the company achieved reductions in water, land and air emissions -- with the greatest reduction in land emissions. Grace also said it made dramatic improvements in both fugitive and stack air emissions.
 "We are pleased with the progress Grace has made in reducing emissions across the board, but we must continue to seek ways to further reduce waste through substitutions and reformulations in our manufacturing processes," said Dr. Alden C. Pierce, corporate director, Environment, Health and Safety.
 Pierce added, "Grace is committed to managing its environmental, health and safety affairs in ways that continually make our operations safer and healthier and our environment cleaner." The company says it devotes more than $100 million annually to deliver on its environmental commitment.
 Grace is the world's largest specialty chemicals company with a leadership position in specialized health care.
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