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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1992
OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS
"Countries 'Out of Phase' over CFC Replacements," D. MacKenzie,
New Scientist, p. 6, Sep. 12, 1992. UNEP head Mostafa Tolba argued in
Brussels that HCFCs should be banned by 2005 and their production severely
limited until then. Several European countries support this view, but Japan and
the U.S. want a much slower phase-out, especially for those HCFCs with a lower
ozone depletion potential.
"German Industry Freezes out Green Fridge," T. Toro, ibid.,
p. 16, Aug. 22. An eastern German company that is ready to produce a
refrigerator which employs no ozone-depleting substances is in danger of being
liquidated because of German unification, even though the environmental group
Greenpeace has collected over 40,000 advance orders for the appliance. The
article discusses some of the technical attributes of the refrigerator, and
Greenpeace efforts in Britain to promote similar ones.
"Barbecued CFCs Are Kind to the Atmosphere," J. Emsley, ibid.,
p. 15, Aug. 15. Describes a cheap and effective way, developed by Japanese
chemists, to decompose CFCs by heating them at relatively low temperatures with
Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 526, Aug. 12, 1992: Chemical industry
officials said China plans to join the revised Montreal Protocol, and will
freeze production of ozone-destroying chemicals by 2000 and phase them out by
"Japan Turns on the Heat To Destroy CFCs," M. Cross, P.
Hadfield, New Scientist, p. 22, July 11, 1992. Describes several other
techniques being developed in Japan.
Atmosphere, July 1992 (Friends of the Earth, 218 D St. SE,
Washington DC 20003), a quarterly newsletter, includes the following:
"Ozone Fund OKs Projects but Progress Is Slow," p. 2. Cash flow
problems continue to threaten the Interim Multilateral Ozone Fund, which may
soon be overwhelmed by project proposals from developing countries.
"FoE-UK and FoE-Canada Call for Halon Ban and Bank," p. 4. The two
FoE branches have each released reports offering strategies for ending halon
production and managing the existing supply. A halon bank can eliminate the need
for newly produced halon by collecting halons in existing equipment for
redeployment in critical applications.
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