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how the refrigerators are releasing chloroflouro carbons into the atmosphere? Answered

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kelseymh (author)2011-02-11

Because people who don't know better take them apart. Because people who don't know better dump them, and when they rust the gas comes through the broken pipes.

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Jack A Lopez (author)kelseymh2011-02-11

+1 and I might add, people who do know better, or should know better, also take apart old refrigerators and release the volatile CFCs. I've seen it happen. ;-)

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rickharris (author)2011-02-11

If the fridge is a relatively new one in a forward thinking eco country there should be laws banning the use of CFC's in fridges.

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steveastrouk (author)2011-02-11

They only release them at the end of their lives. If care is taken to recycle the gas, there is no release.

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