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Refrigerants

Colourful comeback

The bright neon shades that dominated the 1980s are back, but with a little more restraint.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

68 taken ill after sulphur dioxide leak at plant

At least 68 people were treated in hospital yesterday after a chemical plant in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, released poisonous sulphur dioxide gas into the air.

The leak from the sulphuric acid plant owned by Jiangsu Sopo happened about 10am and lasted for about five minutes, according to a company statement. It blamed the release on human error at the plant.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Contest saves more power than last year

14 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

400 tonnes of festive carbon dioxide

Some 404 tonnes of carbon dioxide will be emitted over the 40 festive days of the Christmas season from lighting on 17 harbourfront buildings, the Tai Po Environmental Association says. It said the buildings could use LED bulbs, which consumed 80 per cent less electricity than traditional ones.

22 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Sulfur dioxide found in 19 meat samples

Nineteen meat samples contain sulfur dioxide at levels between 10 ppm and 2,100 ppm, the Centre for Food Safety said. The tainted 15 beef and four pork samples were among 272 fresh, chilled or frozen samples collected. The chemical is used as a preservative. Selling fresh, chilled or frozen meat with preservatives is an offence.

9 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

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The world is getting very hot and scary

We learn that Hong Kong could be 'the world champion of carbon dioxide emission', with levels per square metre 500 times greater than that of the United States, 'the world's leading carbon dioxide offender overall'.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

HK's ozone-depleting quota to be reduced

Hong Kong's quota for imports of 34 ozone-depleting substances containing chlorofluorocarbons - used mainly as refrigerants - will be reduced by 35 per cent next year to 90.3 tonnes, the Environmental Protection Department announced to coincide with the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

17 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Hot under the colour

If the seat of Keith Macgregor's trousers looked a little frayed at the launch of his new photography book Neon City this week, it was for good reason.

To capture the beauty of our city's unique neon signs he had to spend most of his time bent over a camera tripod in the middle of a busy road.

5 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Greencool shrugs off competition challenge

Growth Enterprise Market-listed refrigerant distributor Greencool Technology Holdings believes there is only a small threat of greater competition from China's World Trade Organisation entry.

Chairman Gu Chujun said imported refrigerants were subject to just a 10 per cent tariff.

14 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Ask Mr Brain...all will be epxlained

Why is there a hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole when the industrialised nations are mainly in the north? Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which destroy the ozone layer, migrate from industrialised areas of the world through the stratosphere and are trapped in the polar regions by a phenomenon called the polar vortex.

21 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

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