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Recycling refrigerants.

On Dec. 1, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules prohibiting atmospheric release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-destroying compounds during the servicing or disposal of air conditioning and other refrigeration equipment. Under the new scheme, "the final person in the disposal chain would be responsible for ensuring that [the] refrigerant had been recovered from the equipment" -- presumably for recycling, EPA said. Currently U.S. operations vent some 111,000 metric tons of ozone-depleting refrigerants annually The proposed rule would cut that level by more than half.
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Title Annotation:EPA plans new rules to prohibit release of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-destroying compounds during equipment servicing
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Dec 12, 1992
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