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Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release (Adjusted) for British Columbia in 1999 are
100,131,419 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release (Adjusted) for BC in 1999 is
2
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Please note:
  • The units of measurement for data presented below are in kilograms (kg), excluding hexachlorobenzene which is measured in grams (g) and dioxins/furans which are measured in grams (g) TEQ.
  • Recycling data is not included in total releases or transfers data. To obtain recycling data, please go to Who is Polluting? or Pollution Rankings.

Breakdown by Pollutants:
(NOTE: Click on the column total number for a detailed look at the data.)


Pollutant * Air Release Water Release Land Release (on & off-site) Underground Injection (on & off-site) Total Release Adjusted Total Release Percentage*
Combined Total 9,305,729 2,578,180 1,600,690 86,634,706 100,131,419 100,131,419 --
Toxics Total 9,305,729 2,578,180 1,600,690 86,634,706 100,131,419 100,131,419 --
Hydrogen sulphide 383,304 11,088 0 86,413,600 86,808,692 86,808,692 86.69%
Methanol 4,781,903 424,499 24,120 214,575 5,446,835 5,446,835 5.44%
Ammonia (Total) 739,953 1,102,684 612 0 1,843,276 1,843,276 1.84%
Hydrochloric acid 937,606 0 0 0 937,607 937,607 .94%
Manganese (and its compounds) 3,872 203,312 555,888 0 763,142 763,142 .76%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 0 741,877 2,480 0 744,357 744,357 .74%
Hydrogen fluoride 635,000 0 0 0 635,000 635,000 .63%
Zinc (and its compounds) 155,530 47,507 347,032 0 550,169 550,169 .55%
Styrene 362,307 0 0 0 362,838 362,838 .36%
Asbestos (friable form) 0 0 239,500 0 239,500 239,500 .24%
Chlorine dioxide 215,949 0 0 0 215,949 215,949 .22%
Sulphuric acid 192,427 0 0 0 192,427 192,427 .19%
Lead (and its compounds) 18,521 5,779 153,927 0 178,427 178,427 .18%
Copper (and its compounds) 4,321 1,755 151,902 0 157,978 157,978 .16%
Formaldehyde 135,762 664 15 0 136,911 136,911 .14%
Acetaldehyde 115,487 3,329 3 0 118,819 118,819 .12%
Toluene 89,837 0 95 6,491 97,833 97,833 .10%
Ethylene glycol 56 362 80,534 0 81,652 81,652 .08%
Xylene (mixed isomers) 76,906 0 165 40 78,515 78,515 .08%
Phenol (and its salts) 47,979 13,973 4 0 61,980 61,980 .06%
Methyl tert-butyl ether 55,500 0 0 0 55,500 55,500 .06%
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 48,188 18 1 0 48,207 48,207 .05%
Isopropyl alcohol 42,881 0 54 0 44,015 44,015 .04%
Dichloromethane 41,902 0 0 0 42,202 42,202 .04%
n-Butyl alcohol 35,803 0 15 0 35,918 35,918 .04%
2-Butoxyethanol 33,886 0 0 0 33,886 33,886 .03%
Chlorine 20,861 2,525 0 0 23,502 23,502 .02%
Benzene 18,397 0 60 0 18,568 18,568 .02%
Ethylene 17,360 0 0 0 17,360 17,360 .02%
n-Hexane 14,943 0 60 0 15,983 15,983 .02%
Propylene 15,200 0 0 0 15,200 15,200 .02%
Ethylbenzene 14,157 0 40 0 14,602 14,602 .01%
Chromium (and its compounds) 40 25 13,154 0 13,219 13,219 .01%
Arsenic (and its compounds) 2,021 729 9,947 0 12,697 12,697 .01%
Chloromethane 12,258 0 0 0 12,258 12,258 .01%
Nickel (and its compounds) 0 0 11,500 0 11,500 11,500 .01%
Nonylphenol polyethylene glycol ether 0 9,000 0 0 9,000 9,000 --
Cyclohexane 8,520 0 160 0 8,930 8,930 --
Calcium fluoride 28 0 7,600 0 7,628 7,628 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 6,997 0 10 0 7,107 7,107 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 1,748 4,376 194 0 6,318 6,318 --
Methyl ethyl ketone 3,741 0 30 0 4,271 4,271 --
HCFC-141b 3,600 0 0 0 3,600 3,600 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 2,821 0 0 0 2,821 2,821 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 0 2,800 2 0 2,802 2,802 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 2,595 180 0 0 2,775 2,775 --
Chloroform 2,559 31 0 0 2,590 2,590 --
Naphthalene 750 0 568 0 1,418 1,418 --
CFC-12 0 1,056 0 0 1,056 1,056 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 600 410 0 0 1,010 1,010 --
Diethanolamine (and its salts) 830 0 0 0 830 830 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 0 0 500 0 500 500 --
Anthracene 0 0 262 0 262 262 --
Maleic anhydride 1 0 196 0 212 212 --
Cyanides (ionic) 0 181 0 0 181 181 --
Trichloroethylene 70 0 0 0 170 170 --
CFC-114 136 0 0 0 136 136 --
Tetrachloroethylene 30 0 0 0 130 130 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 11 0 15 0 126 126 --
i-Butyl alcohol 5 0 15 0 120 120 --
HCFC-22 116 0 0 0 116 116 --
sec-Butyl alcohol 0 0 15 0 115 115 --
tert-Butyl alcohol 0 0 15 0 115 115 --
Vinyl acetate 106 0 0 0 106 106 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 104 0 0 0 104 104 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 101 0 0 0 101 101 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 70 20 0 0 90 90 --
Phthalic anhydride 18 0 0 0 46 46 --
Dicyclopentadiene 0 0 0 0 41 41 --
Methyl methacrylate 28 0 0 0 38 38 --
Silver (and its compounds) 20 0 0 0 20 20 --
Molybdenum trioxide 0 0 0 0 3 3 --
Formic acid 3 0 0 0 3 3 --
Butyl acrylate 3 0 0 0 3 3 --
Phosphoric acid 1 0 0 0 1 1 --
 
CACs Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 --

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