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CFC banks release larger emissions than expected

The leaks of CFC11 and CFC12 stored up in banks, if left unchecked, would delay the recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole by 6 years and add 9 billion metric tons of CO2eq to the atmosphere.

In a study published in March 2020 in Nature Communications (1), researchers of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have quantified contributions of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) banks to emissions and impacts on the ozone lay...

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