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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5, MAY 1994

NEWS... OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS


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"Panel Recommends Essential Uses for CFCs, Clarifies Role of HCFCs," Global Environ. Change Rep., pp. 1-3, May 13. A U.N. advisory panel has just released recommendations for three "essential use" exemptions to the 1996 ban on CFCs, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride. They will be discussed at a Montreal Protocol working group meeting in July.


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"Fridges Buck CFC Trend," Chem. & Indus., p. 323, May 2. Sales of CFCs and other Class 1 compounds have been declining over the past four years for all European product sectors except refrigeration. One expert thinks companies are stockpiling.


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"Hoechst Becomes First Chemical Company to Stop Production of Chlorofluorocarbons," Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 390, May 4. The German company is the first in the world to stop production, which will be replaced by production of the replacement R-134a.


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"Imports of CFCs, Feedstocks Justified. . .," ibid., pp. 304-305, Apr. 6. The recent decision to allow 131,000 tons of CFCs and CFC-feedstock imports into the European Union was justified on environmental grounds, according to EU Environment Commissioner Ioannis Paleokrassas. Over 99 percent will be transformed chemically into substances that will cause little or no damage to the ozone layer.

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