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INDUSTRY GROUP FORMED TO END USE OF CFCS

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Nine major U.S. corporations said Tuesday they have formed an industry group to work with the Environmental Protection Agency to eliminate use of ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons.

The new group, to be called the Industry Cooperative for Ozone Layer Protection, is composed of American Telephone & Telegraph, Boeing, DEC, Ford, General Electric, Honeywell, Motorola, Northern Telecom and Texas Instruments.The cooperative will help EPA develop technology and chemicals to replace chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, which are considered the primary contributor to depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer.