KROGER SPEEDING UP FLEET CFC PHASEOUT

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here is accelerating the phaseout of chlorofluorocarbon gases used in its refrigerated trucking fleet.The retailer has converted more than half its 1,200 trucks from R-12 coolant, a CFC, to a hydrochlorofluorocarbon gas, which is considered less damaging to the earth's ozone layer. A ban on production of CFCs will go into effect Dec. 31, 1995, as mandated by the Montreal Protocol,

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here is accelerating the phaseout of chlorofluorocarbon gases used in its refrigerated trucking fleet.

The retailer has converted more than half its 1,200 trucks from R-12 coolant, a CFC, to a hydrochlorofluorocarbon gas, which is considered less damaging to the earth's ozone layer. A ban on production of CFCs will go into effect Dec. 31, 1995, as mandated by the Montreal Protocol, an international environmental agreement.

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