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Canada, 9 other nations pledge acid-rain reduction

Canada and nine West European countries formally committed themselves Wednesday to a 30 percent reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions by 1993 to combat acid rain. They urged other nations, notably Britain and the United States, to join them.

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The issue has become the major irritant in Canadian-US relations and now the Europeans, faced with severe damage to forests and lakes in West Germany and Scandinavia, are eager for international cooperation.

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