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China feels the heat over rogue CFC emissions | Nature

When atmospheric models traced a mysterious spike of an ozone-destroying gas to two provinces in China earlier this year, scientists waited to see how the Chinese government — and other nations — would respond to this possible violation of international law.

Now the government is under pressure to act — and has presented a plan to help it track and reduce emissions of the chemical, known as trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11. Measures include establishing a national monitoring network to track ozone-depleting chemicals, along with heftier penalties for companies caught illegally producing the chemical.

Details of the plan emerged in notes released last month from a May meeting of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, held in Montreal, Canada.

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