Over the years, the Environmental Protection Agency (the agency most involved with all of the above) has begun a program to dispel rumors and answer specific questions through its website (www.epa.gov/ozone) and by appearances of officials at industry functions.
One of the most recent was by Julius Banks, National Recycling and Emissions Reduction manager, before an audience of supermarket engineers and equipment suppliers at the Food Marketing Institute Energy and Technical Services Conference.
"I've come to talk about things I'm hearing about regularly from technicians and others in the field. I want to tone down some of the rumors," he said.
Among his comments:
He said it is possible that an issue in one store could cause the EPA to extend an investigation to other stores in a chain.
"If the EPA is at your store," Banks said, "it is because someone inside your company has called the EPA. Or, maybe it is a contractor you fired."
Publication date: 12/29/2003