ASHLAND BEATS TARGET IN PROGRAM TO CUT EMISSIONS

Ashland Oil Inc. has notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it has more then met its first goal to voluntarily reduce chemical emissions 1 year before the company's target date. Paul W. Chellgren, Ashland Oil president and chief operating officer, said the company reduced certain chemical emissions 37% in 1988-91. Ashland was among oil companies that agreed to take part in EPA's Industrial Toxics Project (ITP), which established voluntary goals to reduce 17 targeted chemicals

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