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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 1995

Contact: Noreen Figueroa



Internet Site For Pulp, Paper Issues Provides Daily Updates On Great Lakes Conference
-EPA's Database Expected to Confirm Eco-System Recovery Downstream of US Pulp Mills-
(Site includes up-to-the-minute news from the 8th Biennial Meeting of the International Joint Commission Conference on Great Lakes Water Quality)


(September 23, 1995 -- Duluth, MN) - Hundreds of activists, journalists, regulators, lawmakers, and other environmental professionals will meet in Duluth for the 8th Biennial Meeting of the International Joint Commission Conference on Great Lakes Water Quality. For those unable to attend, the Alliance for Environmental Technology (AET) Internet web site will provide daily updates on key conference happenings.

At the IJC Conference, AET will present a new report entitled, "Five Great Reasons Why We Care: The Pulp and Paper Industry's Virtual Elimination Strategy." The report details the success the industry has achieved in preventing pollution by developing new methods to bleach pulp and paper. Key to this strategy has been the adoption of an innovative bleaching process called Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF).

"ECF has solved the riddle of dioxin," said AET's Executive Director Doug Pryke. "This innovation has been so successful that it will form the basis for upcoming US EPA regulations. In addition, ECF is certain to play a key role in the industry's future environmental progress."

The full AET report and an executive summary are available on the AET web site. In addition, daily updates on events as they occur will be posted on a special section of this web site, linked from the home page by using the "new" icon. The Internet address for AET is http://aet.org.

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