Louisville’s Super-Polluting Chemical Plant Emits Not One, But Two Potent Greenhouse Gases

Source:, April 5, 2021
By: Phil McKenna, James Bruggers

The Chemours Louisville Works emits a chemical feedstock and a separate gas byproduct that do more damage to the climate than 750,000 passenger vehicles, and far more than the Environmental Protection Agency’s main industrial greenhouse gas inventory indicates.

Chemours’ most harmful climate super-pollutant is the byproduct, hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a potent greenhouse gas that produces 12,400 times more warming than carbon dioxide, the main chemical compound responsible for climate change.  Read more.

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