The California State Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing the benefits of ultraviolet (UV) and electron beam (EB) technologies, as well as the contributions of RadTech—The UV+EB Technology Non Profit Trade Association. Representing California’s 23rd Senate district, which covers portions of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles counties, Senator Mike Morrell (R) spearheaded the effort.

“This California State Senate resolution will encourage adoption of pollution prevention technologies while retaining manufacturing jobs in California,” said Rita Loof, RadTech’s director of Environmental Affairs. “UV+EB technology has already been recognized on various occasions by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and the City of Los Angeles, and we welcome the statewide recognition.”

The Senate resolution recognizes UV+EB technology as pollution prevention processes that, unlike conventional technologies, emit little to no harmful emissions. The nature of the process is such that virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or hazardous air pollutants are generated. In addition, UV+EB processes do not produce combustion contaminants such as NOx, SOx, or greenhouse gases, which are heavily regulated in the State of California.

The proclamation acknowledges the “invaluable” contributions made by RadTech to the State of California and beyond, and cites the association’s ideals of community service. It commends RadTech for its “outstanding commitment to improving the environment and economy through its programs.”

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