HCFCs, methyl bromide to dominate ozone layer meeting

Bans on all but "essential" new uses of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons in the industrialised world by the end of 1995 seem certain to be agreed at a review of the global Montreal Protocol on protection of the ozone layer in November. But hard negotiations are likely over phase-out schedules for one group of CFC substitutes, the HCFCs, and the fumigant methyl bromide.

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