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NOAA finds rising emissions of ozone-destroying chemical banned by Montreal Protocol

Space Daily Friday, 18 May 2018 ()
NOAA finds rising emissions of ozone-destroying chemical banned by Montreal ProtocolBoulder CO (SPX) May 17, 2018

Emissions of one of the chemicals most responsible for the Antarctic ozone hole are on the rise, despite an international treaty that required an end to its production in 2010, a new NOAA study shows. Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, is the second-most abundant ozone-depleting gas in the atmosphere and a member of the family of chemicals most responsible for the giant hole in the ozone l
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