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Please note that PollutionWatch classifies releases, disposals and transfers differently than Environment Canada's National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) program. NPRI has a narrower definition of “release”. NPRI excludes underground injection and land releases, such as landfill, in its definition of a “release”. These types of releases are included in the PollutionWatch definition of “release”. These varying methods of presentation will yield different perspectives on the data. Please see Understanding the Data for a more detailed discussion.

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