China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal CFC gases, study finds


An industrial chemical damaging the earth's. Ozone layer has been increasing in the atmosphere in Paris. Christopher Joyce tells us scientists believe it's coming from eastern China. The chemical is a coolant mostly used in refrigeration called CFC eleven. It destroys ozone in the atmosphere, creating ozone holes that let harmful amounts of solar radiation, strike the earth and international treaty required. Nations to phase out. These chemicals by twenty ten yet scientists have detected a spike in CFC's in the atmosphere over the past five years. Researchers working in Asia measured and tracked the CFC's in the atmosphere. They found that up to sixty percent of increase is coming from China, the source appears to be in northeastern provinces, writing in the journal nature of the scientists attribute the rise to new reported use of the

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