This is the disposal site for refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners for residents of the Helena area. The site is located next to Carroll College in Helena. Disposal of these appliances is given special attention because they contain Freon, a gas that has been proven to destroy Earth's protective ozone layer. Freon is the most famous of the chloroflourocarbons (CFCs), which contribute the chlorine atoms blamed for destroying ozone molecules. The ozone layer protects us from the Sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which can cause skin cancer, cataracts, and other problems.
A fee for disposal . . .
Its the law . . .
Terms: ozone layer, cataract
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Earth Science Teacher at Helena High School