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Susan Solomon 1956- 
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENTIST A senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, she helped determine what caused the hole in the ozone layer. Her work led to the global ban on chemicals like the propellants in old-style aerosol cans.

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