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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 5, MAY 1994
NEWS... OZONE DEPLETING CHEMICALS
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.
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.
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
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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