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Leakage of SF6 gas a critical threat to Climate Change

It has been discovered that the most powerful greenhouse gas ever known (Sulphur Hexafluoride or SF6) is leaking into the atmosphere with potentially dangerous consequences.

The gas, which is used to prevent short circuits and accidents in the electrical industry, has such a volume of leakage in the UK & the EU in 2017 that it was the equivalent of putting an extra 1.3 million cars on the road.

The colourless, odourless SF6 gas, used in Power stations, wind turbines and substations, is estimated to be 23,500 times more warming than CO2.



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