Originally Posted by mitmaks
We have Hanford, America's biggest nuclear waste facility (2 hours from here) and it's leaking. EPA is not going after it, they actually said "does not possess a serious threat" or some bs like that.
What are HOC?s Organic Compound, what is H for?
This type of Government not practicing what they preach is evident all over. When, for environmental reasons, we needed to switch from R12 to R134A Refrigerant in our cars to save the environment, the air force was hosing down fighter jets with R12.
In Canada, again to save the environment it has been mandated that all body shops switch to VOC compliant water born paint...When body shops do paint work, most often it doesn't involve painting the entire car, it may mean putting color on a fender, bumper cover, blend the hood and blend the adjacent door to the fender. This would mean that the body shop would mix a little over a pint of paint to paint the repaired area. Once the base is applied, very often the paint requires blowers to gently move air over the freshly painted surface in order for it to dry. Where does the power come from to compress the air to go through the blowers to dry the paint. More often than not it comes from a fossil fuel burning plant. We still need to clear the bumper cover, hood, fender and door with isocyanate solvent based clears. Yes they have reduced the amount of VOC's in the clear coats however, when you factor in the cost difference between VOC compliant base coats and clears regular based base coat and regular solvent based clears and the fact that we are using more energy to dry the product, base and clear...(some VOC compliant clears require a higher metal temperature to bake and cure the clear than regular solvent based clears)...plus not mention the cost of switching over to water born VOC compliant products...is there a saving or is it another ploy for Governments to say "look at what we're doing"?
On the other hand, I like water born, other than dry times on humid Summer days and from what I've seen, color match is superior and when applied properly it does lay down flatter than solvent based products. VOC compliant Clears...well that's another story that some manufacturer's need to work on.