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March 8, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified pulp mills as a significant source of toxic water pollution in 1985, and steadily since then, environmentalists have pressed the industry to find a way to make softwood pulp without using chlorine. Chlorine bleaches wood pulp to a brilliant, commercially appealing white without weakening the fibers--but in the process, it combines with compounds present in wood to make toxic chemicals of the infamous organo-chlorine family.
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March 8, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified pulp mills as a significant source of toxic water pollution in 1985, and steadily since then, environmentalists have pressed the industry to find a way to make softwood pulp without using chlorine. Chlorine bleaches wood pulp to a brilliant, commercially appealing white without weakening the fibers--but in the process, it combines with compounds present in wood to make toxic chemicals of the infamous organo-chlorine family.
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