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INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CORP. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF RAYMOND R. KNOWLAND TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CORP. ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT
 OF RAYMOND R. KNOWLAND TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 TORRANCE, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- International Technology Corp. (NYSE: ITX) (IT) announced the appointment of Raymond R. Knowland to the board of directors. Knowland is replacing Dr. Frank Rhodes who was asked to postpone his retirement from Cornell University to complete a capital campaign which he has been directing.
 Knowland is retired from British Petroleum Co. plc (BP) where he was managing director. He joined BP in 1957 and has held various key positions, including chief executive officer and chairman of BP Chemicals and chairman of BP Nutrition.
 Knowland has also held various positions in major industry organizations, including president of the Association of Petrochemical Producers in Europe (APPE), and chairman of the board of the European Chemical Industry Ecology and Toxicology Centre (ECOTOC). He became a member of Council of the European Chemical Industries Association (CIA) in 1983, and was elected president in 1990. He remains president of the CIA until November 1992, and is currently chairman of the European Section of the Society of Chemical Industry.
 Knowland attended Sir John Cass College in London where he qualified in chemistry in 1956. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a companion of the British Institute of Management.
 "We look forward to drawing on Mr. Knowland's technical expertise and extensive knowledge of European and American petroleum and chemical operations. His abilities will complement our board and assist us in determining strategic objectives, particularly in the European marketplace," said Murray H. Hutchison, chairman and chief executive officer.
 International Technology Corp., based in Torrance, is a leading environmental management company providing services to government and industry. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ITX.
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