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Foodland Waipio evacuated after freon leak

By Star-Advertiser Staff


A freon leak forced the evacuation of Foodland Waipio Saturday morning.

Firefighters responded to a call about 10 a.m. and found a cooling system in the back of the structure released about 800 pounds of freon, said Honolulu Fire Department spokesman David Jenkins.

He said the system no longer had any more freon and what was released had dissipated. The scene was released about noon. 

Jenkins said two employees discovered the leak at the supermarket at 94-1040 Waipio Uka St. and called firefighters. The cause of the leak was not immediately known.

Freon is the cooling agent used in most air conditioning systems.

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hikine wrote:
I thought Freon was banned or was it only on car air conditioners?
on June 29,2014 | 02:17AM
lee1957 wrote:
Freon is a brand name, like Kleenex or Star Advertiser. Lots of people read newspapers, but not all read the Star Advertiser.
on June 29,2014 | 09:44AM
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