Wednesday, September 02, 2009

It Ain't Easy Being Green; In-Home Eco-Bombs

Yes, that's a refrigerator--or what's left of it. It's "eco-friendly", no?
A series of violent fridge explosions is believed to have been caused by leaks of 'environmentally-friendly' coolant. … The problem appears to result from a widespread switch to 'Greenfreeze' technology over the past 15 years and the use of isobutane and propane hydrocarbon gases as refrigerants.

Previously CFCs and HFCs were used in fridges but these gases damaged the ozone layer and contributed significantly to global warming. There are now more than 300 million Greenfreeze fridges around the world.
Nothing like a reefer-detonation to ruin your WHOLE day.

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