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Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

09.07.2018
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On-the-ground investigation finds use of banned CFC-11 is rife in China's plastic foam industryA mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday.The chemical, trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11, has been banned around the world since 2010 and is a potent destroyer of ozone, which protects life on Earth from UV radiation, and strong greenhouse gas. A shock rise in the gas in recent years was revealed by atmospheric scientists in May, but they could only narrow the source to somewhere in East Asia. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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