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BP AMERICA SUPPORTS GOVERNOR'S PLAN TO REDUCE POLLUTION

 CLEVELAND, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- BP America said today that it is prepared to work with the Ohio EPA as part of the pollution prevention initiative announced by Governor Voinovich. The Governor announced today a new initiative to reduce pollution at the 100 Ohio facilities that report the most emissions to the environment.
 BP is already involved in several other voluntary environmental initiatives, including the U.S. EPA's 33/50 pollution prevention program. That program seeks to reduce the generation of high-priority industrial toxic substances by 50 percent by 1995. The program's interim goal was a 33 percent reduction by 1992. In its latest report to the EPA, BP reported a 52 percent reduction in releases covered under the 33/50 program.
 BP America has already made significant reductions in emissions in Ohio over the past six years. Since 1987, the company's Toxic Release Inventory numbers have fallen 66 percent. Air emissions have decreased 65 percent and direct discharges to water 83 percent. Wastes sent to U.S. EPA-approved deep wells fell 65 percent, largely as a result of the EPA's removal of the non-toxic portion of ammonium sulfate from the list.
 BP America is committed to carrying out an on-going, comprehensive pollution prevention program and looks forward to working with the State of Ohio in the development of its pollution prevention plan.
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 /CONTACT: Tom Koch, 216-586-6511, or Tony Kozlowski, 216-586-5577, both of BP/


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