Chinese flags flying near a steel factory in Hebei in February 2017. Photo: Reuters

Mysterious spike in banned ozone-destroying chemical traced to China’s Shandong and Hebei provinces

  • Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, is also a potent greenhouse gas, with roughly 4,750 times the heat-trapping potential of carbon dioxide
  • Production and use of CFC-11 is a violation of the Montreal Protocol, which phased out such chemicals in favour of ones that do not damage the atmosphere
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Chinese flags flying near a steel factory in Hebei in February 2017. Photo: Reuters
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