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February 3, 1991
From: Marc A. CalderoneArnoldA state recycling bill should be implemented to require the recycling of freon from automobile air conditioners and antifreeze from autoradiators.The freon creates holes in the ozone layer, while antifreeze is a pollutant of our waters.If such a bill were enacted, we would, over an extended period of time, save money, but more importantly we would immediately begin saving the environment. Currently, both of these recycling processes are being performed voluntarily, but should be done by everyone.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun and By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
Anne Arundel County Fire Department officials said a Freon leak Tuesday morning at the Trader Joe's in Annapolis sent two people to the hospital and caused an evacuation of the store. Two hours later, though, the store in the 100 block of Jennifer Road was deemed safe and was reopened, according to fire officials. The incident was reported at about 10:45 a.m., according to fire department Division Chief Kevin Swindle. He said the first unit on the scene found three people suffering respiratory trouble, attributed to an “irritating odor,” he said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1994
Minute amounts of Freon-type chemicals have appeared for the first time in wells along the eastern side of the Millersville landfill.Officials said the amounts found in the test wells -- 10 parts per billion -- are barely detectable and pose no threat to the landfill's neighbors.The compounds are used as refrigerants and in spray-can propellants. They were first detected in about five test wells on landfill property in November, said James Pittman, who oversees the county's 567-acre landfill.
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April 30, 2002
County schools need smaller classes, advocacy group says Thousands of Anne Arundel County schoolchildren are in classes that are too large for effective learning, according to a study by an education advocacy group that is fighting for more county money for the school system. The study, by the Coalition for Balanced Excellence in Education, found that 346 classes in county middle schools have 32 or more pupils. "I think things are worse in the classroom than we've ever known," said Terra Ziporyn Snider, chairwoman of CBEE.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 10, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The federal government launched a nationwide attack yesterday against a growing U.S. black market in Freon, a banned air-conditioning chemical that threatens the ozone layer but is being smuggled in large quantities along well-established routes of drug traffickers.The imported material, purchased for as little as $2 a pound and fetching as much as 10 times that on the black market, has been brought in from Russia, China, India, Australia and Britain, among other locations, and shipped through Mexico and Canada, officials said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1997
Employees at two Baltimore companies have been charged in a theft of $163,000 in Freon that was taken in October from Tri-State Refrigerators in Northeast Baltimore and allegedly resold to small businesses.Oliver Fant, 58, who works at Monument Washers, was arrested Thursday by members of the Northeastern District's major crime unit. He was indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony theft and conspiracy to commit theft.Police said that Sean Garrison, 24, of the 3900 block of The Alameda, also has been indicted on the same charges.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2001
A Baltimore County judge dismissed yesterday part of a $40 million suit against Maryland Public Television filed by an Idaho company that alleges an MPT report was unfair in portraying their automotive product as dangerous and showing an exploding car to make its point. Oz Technology Inc. of Rathrum sued MPT in February after a report on MotorWeek, a consumer-oriented weekly automotive show produced by the Owings Mills-based network. The suit by Oz alleges the MotorWeek report about the company's automotive refrigerant HC-12a was "untrue, false and defamatory."
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By From Staff Reports | May 20, 1994
Odorless fumes that stung eyes and scratched throats led to the evacuation of an exercise class for preschoolers yesterday at Providence United Methodist Church.Sixteen children and a like number of adults were taken to Sinai and Franklin Square hospitals by Baltimore County Fire Department ambulances after the incident.All were treated and released. A Sinai spokesman said hospital personnel examined everyone, but the condition had cleared up by the time they got to the hospital.Kellie Patrick, of Gymboree, a franchise program for preschoolers that teaches play and movement, said the children and their parents began complaining of discomfort about 10 a.m.A Sinai Hospital spokesman said the symptoms were consistent with exposure to Freon, a gas used in air conditioning systems, but Fire Department personnel later determined that Freon was not the cause.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | May 25, 1996
It's that season again: One day it's hot and you start thinking about turning on the air conditioner. The next day it's cold and you're tempted to turn on the heat. But at some point -- we think -- warm weather will arrive for good, and you'll need the A.C.Now is the time to consider some routine maintenance for the air-conditioning system. Heloise Bell, of Cool Heat of Fallston, which installs and maintains heating and cooling equipment, had two suggestions, and she felt both tasks could easily be done by a homeowner.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | July 13, 1992
Homeless advocate Bea Gaddy allowed one of her volunteers to take the car she uses for emergency food deliveries from her East Baltimore food pantry for the first time Saturday to run an errand by himself -- but the man never returned the car.Ms. Gaddy's son, Michael Brooks, found the 1984 cream-colored Oldsmobile station wagon yesterday morning, parked 14 blocks from her North Collington Street soup kitchen.Not only had the volunteer bought the Freon that Ms. Gaddy wanted, but he also filled the tank with gas."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2001
A Baltimore County judge dismissed yesterday part of a $40 million suit against Maryland Public Television filed by an Idaho company that alleges an MPT report was unfair in portraying their automotive product as dangerous and showing an exploding car to make its point. Oz Technology Inc. of Rathrum sued MPT in February after a report on MotorWeek, a consumer-oriented weekly automotive show produced by the Owings Mills-based network. The suit by Oz alleges the MotorWeek report about the company's automotive refrigerant HC-12a was "untrue, false and defamatory."
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By Rafael Alvarez and Richard Irwin and Rafael Alvarez and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1998
At least three of 13 people exposed to Freon at Giant Food's main warehouse in Landover were in critical condition last night with serious respiratory problems, according to an emergency room doctor at Prince George's Hospital Center.Dr. Meera Kanhouwa said the victims were admitted after being exposed to the leaking chemical at Giant's ice-making warehouse at 6400 Sheriff Road.Among the injured were five Prince George's County firefighters, who responded to the warehouse after the 8: 20 p.m. incident.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1997
Employees at two Baltimore companies have been charged in a theft of $163,000 in Freon that was taken in October from Tri-State Refrigerators in Northeast Baltimore and allegedly resold to small businesses.Oliver Fant, 58, who works at Monument Washers, was arrested Thursday by members of the Northeastern District's major crime unit. He was indicted by a grand jury on charges of felony theft and conspiracy to commit theft.Police said that Sean Garrison, 24, of the 3900 block of The Alameda, also has been indicted on the same charges.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 10, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The federal government launched a nationwide attack yesterday against a growing U.S. black market in Freon, a banned air-conditioning chemical that threatens the ozone layer but is being smuggled in large quantities along well-established routes of drug traffickers.The imported material, purchased for as little as $2 a pound and fetching as much as 10 times that on the black market, has been brought in from Russia, China, India, Australia and Britain, among other locations, and shipped through Mexico and Canada, officials said.
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June 17, 1996
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Litchfield Circle told city police that someone stole his 1992 Saturn SL while it was parked at his home before 6 a.m. Thursday. The loss was estimated at $10,000.FireWestminster: Firefighters from Manchester assisted Westminster at 4: 21 p.m. Thursday, responding for a Freon gas leak in the 1300 block of Crestwood Drive. Units were out 32 minutes.Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 25 p.m. Thursday to an illegal burning at Hahn Road and Marshall Drive.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Randy Johnson | May 25, 1996
It's that season again: One day it's hot and you start thinking about turning on the air conditioner. The next day it's cold and you're tempted to turn on the heat. But at some point -- we think -- warm weather will arrive for good, and you'll need the A.C.Now is the time to consider some routine maintenance for the air-conditioning system. Heloise Bell, of Cool Heat of Fallston, which installs and maintains heating and cooling equipment, had two suggestions, and she felt both tasks could easily be done by a homeowner.
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February 3, 1991
Clifford E. Charlesworth, 59, a former director of space operations at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and a flight director of the Apollo 11 moon landing, died Jan. 26. Mr. Charlesworth, who retired in 1988 and lived in Friendswood, Texas, was flight director for the Gemini and Apollo missions and was one of the flight directors on the Apollo 11 mission, the first to land men on the moon, in 1969. He was deputy manager for the Skylab program, manager of the earth resources program office at the Johnson Space Center and deputy manager of the shuttle payload integration and development program office.
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June 17, 1996
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Litchfield Circle told city police that someone stole his 1992 Saturn SL while it was parked at his home before 6 a.m. Thursday. The loss was estimated at $10,000.FireWestminster: Firefighters from Manchester assisted Westminster at 4: 21 p.m. Thursday, responding for a Freon gas leak in the 1300 block of Crestwood Drive. Units were out 32 minutes.Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 25 p.m. Thursday to an illegal burning at Hahn Road and Marshall Drive.
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By FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL | April 28, 1996
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- In early 1995, a group of U.S. Customs Service agents in Miami noticed something unusual about the cargo records of a ship called Tropic Sea Horse.According to the ship's manifest, the vessel left Miami loaded with more shipping containers than it could carry.Agents suspected that something was going on. They learned later that many of the containers had been illegally diverted to a Miami warehouse.What the agents uncovered was an elaborate smuggling scheme for a new kind of contraband known as "R-12," the ozone-depleting chemical refrigerant commonly known as "Freon."
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1994
Minute amounts of Freon-type chemicals have appeared for the first time in wells along the eastern side of the Millersville landfill.Officials said the amounts found in the test wells -- 10 parts per billion -- are barely detectable and pose no threat to the landfill's neighbors.The compounds are used as refrigerants and in spray-can propellants. They were first detected in about five test wells on landfill property in November, said James Pittman, who oversees the county's 567-acre landfill.
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