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EPA finding could threaten IC production in U.S.
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Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 28 April 2009 09:37


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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued a proposed finding that greenhouse gases that contribute to air pollution could endanger public health or welfare.

The finding could also endanger semiconductor production in the United States, warned Dean Freeman, an analyst at Gartner Inc. (Stamford, Conn.).

The EPA's finding, which now moves to a public comment period, identified six greenhouse gases that pose a potential threat: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N20), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

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