Company director gets suspended sentence for releasing fridge CFCs

Failing to follow correct procedures for the removal of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons has landed a company director with a suspended sentence

Fridge, picture from the Environment AgencyA company director who allowed 40 tonnes of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to be released from old refrigerators has avoided jail.

On 25 March, Robert Michael Sant, from Woolton, Liverpool, instead received a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years, and was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service. The Environment Agency also intends to seek a confiscation order against him. 

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