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Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

A federal court handed climate change advocates a narrow loss on Tuesday when it tossed an Obama-era ruling to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning.

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Chemical Companies Investing Millions as Countries Agree to Phase Out HFC Gases

Chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours are scaling up efforts to make low global warming coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global deal to phase down super-polluting hydrofluorocarbon gases.

DuPont Trials Provide Critical Answers, Compensatory Damages

DuPont has now gone through two full trials to determine if its chemical called C-8 is responsible for a handful of cancers. The company had been dumping the chemical that used to make Teflon and Stair Master carpet into the Ohio River — something that two separate juries had determined caused kidney and testicular cancer in the specific cases brought before them.

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DuPont in Court Over C-8 Chemical Exposure

DuPont is in court this week facing its first trial over perfluorooctanoic acid exposure. Residents in West Virginia are suing the chemical giant, alleging that perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFOA or C-8, leached into their drinking water from a nearby plant, Reuters reports. The residents say developed cancer after drinking … Read more »

Chemours Commercializes Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants

Chemours’ two Opteon refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) are now commercially available in the US. These chemicals are the first in a portfolio of low GWP stationary refrigerants that the company says it will introduce to the US in the next few years. The EPA recently approved these … Read more »

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DuPont Spinoff Cuts $300M Environmental Remediation Costs

DuPont’s new performance chemicals company Chemours will also help DuPont shed about $300 million worth of environmental remediation costs, Delaware Online reports. Following its separation from DuPont, Chemours will manufacture titanium dioxide, fluoroproducts and other chemicals. Delaware Online says, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Chemours’ cleanup bill … Read more »