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Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release (Adjusted) for British Columbia in 2006 are
801,783,111 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release (Adjusted) for BC in 2006 is
3
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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 429,526,236 15,643,542 3,988,002 352,727,306 801,909,347 801,783,111 --
Toxics Total 14,275,107 15,643,542 3,988,002 352,727,306 386,658,218 386,531,982 --
Hydrogen sulphide 449,204 15,204 0 352,186,413 352,652,026 352,652,026 43.98%
Ammonia (Total) 1,644,719 11,494,927 85,641 0 13,225,676 13,225,676 1.65%
Methanol 5,370,450 77,951 952 364,121 5,816,486 5,816,486 .73%
Phosphorus (total) 14,093 2,351,956 1,702,312 0 4,068,361 4,055,261 .51%
Hydrochloric acid 1,765,237 0 0 0 1,765,314 1,765,314 .22%
Manganese (and its compounds) 37,392 338,790 947,206 0 1,323,578 1,309,108 .17%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 0 1,231,758 473 0 1,232,231 1,232,231 .15%
Carbon disulphide 1,144,858 0 0 0 1,144,858 1,144,858 .14%
Styrene 719,268 0 0 0 719,590 719,590 .09%
Zinc (and its compounds) 103,395 45,278 429,704 0 578,705 575,965 .07%
Hydrogen fluoride 478,890 0 0 0 478,890 478,890 .06%
Acetaldehyde 416,413 7,222 0 0 423,638 423,638 .05%
Copper (and its compounds) 19,890 23,418 299,749 0 343,826 343,826 .04%
Formaldehyde 289,113 11,399 0 0 301,119 301,119 .04%
Carbonyl sulphide 285,236 0 0 0 285,236 285,236 .04%
Toluene 255,695 14 330 996 257,788 257,788 .03%
Lead (and its compounds) 4,458 4,147 233,286 0 241,891 145,978 .03%
Isopropyl alcohol 209,032 0 33 0 210,788 210,788 .03%
Asbestos (friable form) 0 0 175,976 0 175,976 175,976 .02%
Sulphuric acid 145,748 0 0 0 145,748 145,748 .02%
Chlorine dioxide 137,129 0 0 0 137,129 137,129 .02%
Phenol (and its salts) 131,620 31 32 0 131,985 131,985 .02%
Diethanolamine (and its salts) 0 0 0 121,600 121,600 121,600 .02%
Methyl ethyl ketone 119,461 0 0 0 120,316 120,316 .02%
Ethylene glycol 1,557 125 44,899 53,563 100,906 100,906 .01%
Xylene (all isomers) 66,717 49 19,232 0 88,231 88,231 .01%
Phenanthrene 68,694 79 738 0 69,511 69,511 --
n-Hexane 44,305 0 8 203 45,421 45,421 --
Chloromethane 41,292 0 0 0 41,292 41,292 --
Benzene 37,599 8 8 0 38,578 38,578 --
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 33,893 0 0 0 33,893 33,893 --
Acrolein 32,664 0 0 0 32,664 32,664 --
Fluoranthene 28,487 42 1,150 0 29,678 29,678 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 276 28,391 121 0 28,788 28,788 --
Pyrene 18,902 33 1,049 0 19,984 19,984 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 17,761 0 0 0 17,761 17,761 --
HCFC-141b 15,121 0 0 0 15,121 15,121 --
Dichloromethane 13,879 0 0 0 13,879 13,879 --
Hexavalent chromium compounds 186 352 13,229 0 13,768 13,764 --
Ethylbenzene 11,848 2 371 0 13,745 13,745 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 6,965 1 5,243 0 12,209 12,209 --
Anthracene 11,321 0 125 0 11,460 11,460 --
Fluorene 10,197 24 76 0 10,297 10,297 --
Arsenic (and its compounds) 849 3,301 5,742 0 9,892 9,890 --
Acenaphthene 9,652 5 108 0 9,765 9,765 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 8,572 0 0 0 9,404 9,404 --
Cyclohexane 7,536 0 0 0 8,887 8,887 --
Chlorine 2,603 2,737 1,742 360 7,490 7,490 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 4,919 10 2,304 0 7,234 7,234 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 6,410 0 0 0 6,410 6,410 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 299 659 3,849 0 4,807 4,800 --
Chromium (and its compounds) 35 53 4,326 0 4,699 4,699 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 3,020 9 782 0 3,811 3,811 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 2,577 10 1,055 0 3,642 3,642 --
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 0 2,905 36 0 2,989 2,989 --
2-Butoxyethanol 2,833 0 1 0 2,834 2,834 --
Acenaphthylene 2,574 0 43 0 2,617 2,617 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 1,478 4 1,120 0 2,602 2,602 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 2,282 0 0 0 2,542 2,542 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 1,536 5 714 0 2,256 2,256 --
Propylene 2,216 0 0 0 2,227 2,227 --
Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene 1,116 9 876 0 2,001 2,001 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 1,178 17 797 0 1,992 1,992 --
Fluorine 1,690 0 0 0 1,690 1,690 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,630 0 0 0 1,630 1,630 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 1,496 66 0 0 1,562 1,562 --
Nickel (and its compounds) 0 0 600 0 1,410 1,410 --
n-Butyl alcohol 1 0 0 0 1,334 1,334 --
Sodium nitrite 0 1,239 0 0 1,239 1,239 --
Perylene 417 18 786 0 1,221 1,221 --
2-Methoxyethanol 0 1,120 0 0 1,120 1,120 --
Hexachlorobenzene 568,374.0000 .0000 534,757.0000 .0000 1,103,131.0000 1,103,131.0000 --
i-Butyl alcohol 3 0 0 0 1,017 1,017 --
Trichloroethylene 1,000 0 0 0 1,000 1,000 --
Naphthalene 92 0 5 0 944 944 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 839 0 0 0 839 839 --
Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms) 554 23 0 0 738 738 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 313 5 267 0 585 585 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 198 75 296 0 569 569 --
Ethylene 468 0 0 0 468 468 --
HCFC-22 348 0 0 0 348 348 --
Vinyl acetate 306 0 0 0 306 306 --
CFC-12 198 0 0 0 198 198 --
Dicyclopentadiene 0 0 0 0 129 129 --
Molybdenum trioxide 110 0 0 0 110 110 --
Silver (and its compounds) 10 1 0 0 110 110 --
Sodium fluoride 0 0 20 50 70 70 --
CFC-114 68 0 0 0 68 68 --
Cyanides (ionic) 0 67 0 0 67 67 --
tert-Butyl alcohol 0 0 0 0 61 61 --
Octylphenol and its ethoxylates 0 0 47 0 53 53 --
Methyl methacrylate 33 0 0 0 42 42 --
Phthalic anhydride 19 0 0 0 35 35 --
Nitric acid 32 0 0 0 32 32 --
Cumene 29 0 0 0 29 29 --
Butyl acrylate 16 0 0 0 16 16 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 8 0 4 0 13 13 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 4 0 3 0 8 8 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 3 0 0 0 4 4 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 0 3 0 0 3 3 --
Vanadium (except when in an alloy) and its compounds 0 0 0 0 2 2 --
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 1 0 0 0 1 1 --
Biphenyl 1 0 0 0 1 1 --
Phosphorus (yellow or white) 0 0 0 0 1 1 --
Dibenz(a,j)acridine 0 0 0 0 1 1 --
7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Dioxins and furans 12.3880 .7980 105.8570 .0000 119.0430 119.0430 --
Tetraethyl lead 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
CACs Total 450,322,886 0 0 0 450,322,886 450,322,886 --
Carbon monoxide 233,248,638 0 0 0 233,248,638 233,248,638 29.09%
Oxides of nitrogen 70,401,091 0 0 0 70,401,091 70,401,091 8.78%
Sulphur dioxide 64,690,165 0 0 0 64,690,165 64,690,165 8.07%
PM - Total Particulate Matter 46,911,235 0 0 0 46,911,235 46,911,235 5.85%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 35,071,757 0 0 0 35,071,757 35,071,757 --
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 22,324,204 0 0 0 22,324,204 22,324,204 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 11,006,406 0 0 0 11,006,406 11,006,406 --

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