February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1994
- OZONE-DEPLETING CHEMICALS
Scientist, Mar. 19:
"Loophole Opens Up Black Market in CFCs...," D.
MacKenzie, p. 6-7. Chemical companies warn that thousands of tons
of banned compounds could be imported into Europe this year
because of a loophole in the Montreal Protocol. For example, CFCs
produced in Russia could be chemically doctored to look used,
enabling them to be imported for "recycling."
"...As Japan Seeks Last-Minute Opt-Out from Ban," P.
Hadfield, p. 6. A request for exemptions from some rules of the
Montreal Protocol has been criticized by environmentalists.
Refrigerators: Not Just for Europe?" Global Environ.
Change Rep., pp. 1-3, Mar. 25. Since Greenpeace helped an
East German company develop and market a hydrocarbon refrigerator
in 1992, interest has spread throughout Europe. Now U.S. federal
laboratories are evaluating hydrocarbon refrigerants at
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