The UPDATED Cold, Hard Facts of Freon
PARTS - Spring 2018
VET Environmental Engineering, LLC
Cory Portwood – Geologist
Sara R. Hamidovic, MS, PE, CHMM – Principal Engineer
Freon, like Kleenex, Coke, Skil Saw, Scotch Tape, Tupperware, and Band-Aid is a brand name that has become a household name. Freon is actually a class of refrigerants manufactured by the Chemours Company. Freon, or refrigerants, generally contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Auto recyclers are required to recover Freon (regardless of type) and changes to recovery requirements took effect on January 1, 2018. VET prepared the following guide to help you understand the recent update.
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