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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Utah native has been honored for his work on an innovation that filters car pollution.
Yesterday, President Bush honored Ogden native and University of Utah graduate Rodney Bagley with the National Medal of Science and Technology.
Bagley and his colleagues at Corning Incorporated, developed the ceramic honeycomb core in today's catalytic converters. It filters the exhaust produced by the vehicle and has been installed on hundreds of millions of vehicles in the past 30 years.
Their innovation was key to meeting new air standards imposed by Congress in the Clean Air Act of 1970.
Bagley, who is now retired and living in upstate New York, said he was impressed with the president and honored to be recognized.
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