One of the major concerns of the U.S. Air Force is protecting the environment in?
Factories emitting heavy smoke and polluted streams
Shots of Air Force scientists working in laboratory
Waste oil running into protective tanks
Engine components being degreased and electronically tested
Disposing of chromium plating waste
Stabilization tanks and irrigation system
Aerial view of air base and adjoining community
USAF officers and civic leaders planning anti-population measures
Montage of plating, degreasing and oil disposal; aerial view of smog-free city
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Background: One of the major concerns of the U.S. Air Force is protecting the environment in which we live. Finding ways to protect the environment and developing new methods to combat air and water pollution are constantly being sought.
In Air Force research laboratories, scientists are working on different kinds of anti-pollution experiments and protective measures are being taken in all phases of Air Force operations.
The film shows Air Force personnel disposing waste oil in protective tanks and using plastic-lined steel drums to haul waste removed during a chromium plating process. These disposal methods prevent impure matter from entering and contaminating local streams and minimizes the danger of polluting sewage systems.
Degreasing procedures, as shown, are electronically tested to discover ways of reducing SMOG ingredients and stabilizing tanks are used in waste treatment, conserving millions of gallons of water for conservation.
The anti-pollution standards of the Air Force usually exceed those set by the communities adjoining air bases. As a result Air Force personnel often work with civic leaders to find ways of improving and protecting their environment.
Fighting pollution is a continuing battle, a battle to which the Air Force is fully committed.