Sta­tus un­known

Man­u­fac­tur­ers have re­fused to re­veal the amount of su­per green­house gas HFC-23 re­leased or in­cin­er­ated in In­dia

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HCFC-22, the most com­monly used re­frig­er­ant in In­dia, is pro­duced by five com­pa­nies: Shri Ram Fi­bres Ltd, Gu­jarat Flu­oro-chem­i­cals Ltd, Chemplast San­mar Ltd, Navin Flu­o­rine In­ter­na­tional Ltd and Hin­dus­tan Flu­o­ro­car­bons Ltd

No law to de­stroy the su­per green­house gas HFC-23, which is re­leased dur­ing the pro­duc­tion of re­frig­er­ant HCFC-22

Cap­ture and de­struc­tion of HFC23 costs less than ` 15-25/tonne of car­bon diox­ide equiv­a­lent

Global warm­ing po­ten­tial of HFC-23 is 14,800 times that of CO 2

The five com­pa­nies made a profit of over US $1 bil­lion by in­cin­er­at­ing HFC-23 and sell­ing the car­bon cred­its dur­ing 2007-13

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