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South Phoenix Industry Challenge Good Neighbor Partnership 2005-08

Air improvement in metropolitan Phoenix helps air quality throughout the region, including here at Arizona's Grand Canyon

The Industry Challenge/Good Neighbor Partnership (IC/GN) was a voluntary partnership between U.S. EPA Region 9, Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD), community leaders, and industries located in South Phoenix, Arizona. The IC/GN was launched in March 2005 and concluded July 2008. The IC/GN goals were to reduce routine air emissions of priority pollutants by 20 percent between 2002 and 2007, adjusted to production, and to reduce the number and severity of accidental releases.

From 2005-2008, participating companies collectively reduced toxic air emissions by over 85,000 pounds, electricity use by 60 million kWh, hazardous waste by 373,000 pounds, and water use by 827,000 gallons, adjusted to production. That means they avoided generating this much pollution and conserved this many resources, compared to what they would have emitted or consumed had they not joined the partnership and made positive improvements at their manufacturing facilities.

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