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RAYTHEON, GENERAL ELECTRIC, AT&T IN PUSH TO ELIMINATE OZONE DEPLETERS

RAYTHEON, GENERAL ELECTRIC, AT&T IN PUSH TO ELIMINATE OZONE DEPLETERS
 LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), General Electric (NYSE: GE) and AT&T (NYSE: T) met today to share ideas to eliminate ozone-depleting solvents.
 Approximately 50 technical professionals gathered at Raytheon's headquarters here to exchange information on the efforts underway at each company to find substitutes for such solvents.
 Raytheon, General Electric and AT&T use the solvents to clean parts and equipment within their facilities.
 The conference, organized in late 1991 and entitled "The Search for Non-ozone Depleting Cleaners," included individual sessions on manufacturing, environmental quality, and health and safety issues.
 Among the ideas discussed were: the pros and cons of currently available alternatives; worker health and safety implications associated with potential replacements; the investment in new capital equipment required by substitutes; the ability to maintain product quality and reliability levels; and adherence to mandated specifications on government contracts.
 Raytheon, General Electric and AT&T decreased their emissions of ozone-depleting solvents at Massachusetts facilities by more than 50 percent between 1987 and 1990.
 All three companies had previously committed to phaseout goals ahead of the 1995 deadline announced by President Bush on Tuesday.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Powers of Raytheon, 617-860-2415; Bob Risch of General Electric, 617-594-1297; or Joe Sweeney of AT&T, 508-960-2303/
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