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EPA workers prepare appliances for recycling

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Owners of severely flood-damaged homes are instructed to dispose of their 'white goods' (appliances like refrigerators and ovens) curbside so EPA workers can pick them up for recycling. Before that process can begin, these workers engage in the unenviable task of emptying refrigerators of rotted food that remained inside. After cleaning, workers remove Freon and other potentially hazardous chemicals to prepare the appliances for crushing and recycling.

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