Cuba Renews Banning on the Import of Ozone Depleting Gasses
- Submitted by: manso
- Politics and Government
- 12 / 31 / 2010
2010.12.29 - 23:22:35 / [email protected]. Havana, Cuba.- The Cuban Ozone Technical Office (OTOZ) ratified in Havana the banning of the imports of six kinds of harmful gasses for the ozone layer, in accordance with the Montreal Protocol of 1987.
A specialist from OTOZ, Inés Sanchez told ACN that the banning to eliminate the buying of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) 11, 12, 13, 113, 114, 115, as well as Carbon tetrachloride came into effect since January.
CFCs are non-poisonous odorless gasses and, as well as Freon, are used as dispersant agents in aerosol sprays.
On the stratosphere, they destroy the protective layer of the atmosphere which is about 15 and 50 kilometers from the earth.
The manufacture of these gasses, refrigerants, aerosols, plastic foams and fire prevention systems began to be eliminated gradually by the end of the 80’s due to the threat they represent the ozone layer.
OTOZ coordinates and controls the national program of the Montreal Protocol, signed on September 16, 1987, aiming at eradicating these so harmful substances for the planet in the country.
Previously, OTOZ also eliminated methyl bromide in tobacco, especially in the seedbed of thin layers and vegas by using alternative technologies. The new website of the Cuban Ozone Technical Office is www.capadeozono.cu.