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LOCAL AMOCO PLANT WINS AIR EMISSIONS REDUCTION AWARD

 MARIETTA, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A 38 percent reduction in air emissions from 1990 to 1992 highlighted an Environmental Achievement Award presented at the Amoco Performance Products, Inc., plant here today.
 Presented by Amoco Chemical Company, the award recognizes the plant's successful implementation of design and operational changes in several plant projects. During the same two-year period, the plant actually reduced emissions by 65 percent when the closing of one unit is included.
 "The projects were developed with a zero-emissions goal," said Plant Manager Ben Divin. "Any emissions that were generated were effectively and economically controlled in an environmentally sound manner. This has been accomplished at the same time that productions levels have increased significantly. By 1996, we will have implemented additional programs which will reduce air emissions to less than 10 percent of 1990 levels."
 Divin noted that the Amoco Performance Products Marietta plant has also successfully reduced solid and hazardous waste levels. "We have reduced solid wastes going to landfills and incinerators from 4,200 tons in 1990 to 2,500 tons in 1992," Divin noted. "These positive results reflect the great focus and teamwork within our plant."
 The Amoco Chemical Environmental Achievement Award is the Marietta facility's second consecutive award. Last year, the plant was recognized for sponsorship of the 1991 Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
 As part of today's award ceremony at the plant, Amoco Performance President R. L. McNeel presented a $500 check to the Washington County Friends of Recycling, honoring the group's efforts to promote environmental awareness.
 Amoco Performance Products, Inc., is a business unit of Amoco Chemical Company, the chemical manufacturing and marketing subsidiary of Chicago-based Amoco Corporation (NYSE: AN).
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 /CONTACT: Dale Loudermilk , 614-374-6573 or Bill Huntington, 410-494-3754, both of Amoco/
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