[GRRN] Self Chilling Cans

RecycleWorlds (anderson@msn.fullfeed.com)
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 15:29:20 -0600


EPA Prohibits Use of HFC-134a, HFC-152a in Self-Chilling Cans.
Daily Environment Report, March 3, 1999, pA3.
Two potent greenhouse gases, HFC-134a and HFC-152a, have been
placed off limits for use as refrigerants in self-chilling cans
by an Environmental Protection Agency rule.
The banned hydro-fluorocarbons are used as substitutes for
chlorofluorocarbons in a variety of refrigeration and air
conditioning applications. While HFCs are considered greenhouse
gases, they do not deplete stratospheric ozone.
Over the course of a century, one pound of HFC-134a acts as
the equivalent of 1,300 pounds of carbon dioxide, while a pound
of HFC-152a contributes effects equal to 140 pounds of carbon
dioxide, according to EPA.
Authority for the new rule comes under Section 612 of the
Clean Air Act and become effective April 1.
**For more information on this rule contact Kelly Davis,
Stratospheric Protection Division, EPA, Mail Code 6205j, 401 M
Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, (202) 564-2303.**

Peter Anderson
RecycleWorlds Consulting
4513 Vernon Blvd. Ste. 15
Madison, WI 53705-4964
Phone:(608) 231-1100/Fax: (608) 233-0011

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