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International Inuit organization says Arctic HFO ban’s too weak – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 202034 Views

27 November 2020

The International Maritime Organization’s new rules on the use of heavy fuel oil, or HFO, won’t protect the Arctic for at least 10 years, the Inuit Circumpolar Council said in a news release this week.

Alongside a global coalition of environmental organizations called the Clean Arctic Alliance, the ICC has for years urged the IMO to enact an Arctic ban on HFO, a thick tar-like substance used as marine fuel.

Also known as bunker oil, HFO is hard to clean up if spilled into cold waters and when burned, it produces black carbon soot, a major contributor to climate change.

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