By Amy Silverman
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Once again, Motorola prefers to focus on the present, instead of on the past. We accepted responsibility," says company spokesman Moore.
Up until 1970, Motorola did not have to report in detail what it was emitting into the air. From 1970 on, Motorola itself has measured and reported chemical-air releases to Maricopa County Bureau of Air Quality Control. The semiconductor firm has not been found to be violating air-pollution regulations.
Nonetheless, the company legally released significant amounts of chemicals into the air, according to a 1992 Arizona Department of Environmental Quality report.
In 1990 alone, Motorola released 932,799 pounds of chemicals into the air.
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