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NISSAN ELIMINATES CFC USE IN MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

 NISSAN ELIMINATES CFC USE IN MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
 DETROIT, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. today


announced it has eliminated use of ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) from its manufacturing processes worldwide.
 Nissan also is in the process of eliminating the use of CFCs in its vehicle air-conditioning systems by late 1993 as part of its ongoing environmental efforts as a responsible automaker.
 Nissan has supported the objectives of the "Montreal Protocol," which regulates CFCs to help protect the environment. In February 1989, Nissan established its own CFC Committee to actively promote measures aimed at the elimination of CFCs.
 CFCs never have been used at Nissan's U.S. manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., since vehicle production began in June 1983. No CFCs are used in the air-conditioning systems of the Infiniti J30 sedan, introduced earlier this year, and the 1993 Nissan Altima sedan and Nissan pickup truck. The Altima and pickup truck are products from the Smyrna facility.
 CFCs have been used widely in vehicle manufacturing as a foaming agent to form plastic bumpers and as a cleaning agent for metal parts and plastic bumpers. CFCs were last used in Nissan manufacturing in the bumper cleaning process at Nissan's Murayama plant in Japan. A water- based cleaning system is being used as a substitute.
 In North America, Nissan's operations include styling, engineering, manufacturing, sales, consumer and corporate finance, and industrial and textile equipment. Nissan employs nearly 10,000 people in the United States and Canada and generates an additional 55,000 jobs through its 1,400 Nissan and Infiniti dealerships located across the continent.
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 /CONTACT: Shuji Kawasaki or Jim Gill of Nissan, 313-393-1893/ CO: Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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