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Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Toxic Air Release (Adjusted) for British Columbia in 2005 are
118,845,024 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Toxic Air Release (Adjusted) for BC in 2005 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 422,000,672 16,049,132 4,159,574 84,820,596 527,054,201 526,987,866 --
Toxics Total 13,857,831 16,049,132 4,159,574 84,820,596 118,911,360 118,845,024 --
Hydrogen sulphide 583,473 14,221 0 84,473,017 85,071,864 85,071,864 16.14%
Ammonia (Total) 2,091,932 11,928,811 71,614 0 14,092,995 14,092,995 2.67%
Methanol 4,707,452 63,175 5,683 316,483 5,095,814 5,095,814 .97%
Phosphorus (total) 8,458 2,448,624 1,812,132 0 4,269,215 4,269,215 .81%
Hydrochloric acid 1,745,310 0 0 0 1,745,429 1,745,429 .33%
Manganese (and its compounds) 15,906 404,021 1,167,118 0 1,587,385 1,587,385 .30%
Carbon disulphide 1,144,459 0 0 0 1,144,459 1,144,459 .22%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 6,880 1,089,489 413 0 1,096,782 1,096,782 .21%
Styrene 745,503 0 0 0 745,893 745,893 .14%
Zinc (and its compounds) 108,723 39,377 480,416 0 628,555 628,555 .12%
Acetaldehyde 440,941 8,570 0 0 449,514 449,514 .09%
Hydrogen fluoride 398,261 0 0 0 398,261 398,261 .08%
Copper (and its compounds) 10,397 21,057 305,076 0 336,631 336,631 .06%
Carbonyl sulphide 268,415 0 0 0 268,415 268,415 .05%
Formaldehyde 206,590 11,742 0 0 219,003 219,003 .04%
Toluene 212,350 22 125 3,211 217,829 217,829 .04%
Lead (and its compounds) 4,541 4,045 191,010 0 199,596 133,716 .04%
Chlorine dioxide 180,226 0 0 0 181,036 181,036 .03%
Sulphuric acid 175,027 0 0 0 175,027 175,027 .03%
Xylene (all isomers) 124,960 36 4,641 0 131,405 131,405 .02%
Methyl ethyl ketone 118,164 0 0 0 119,200 119,200 .02%
Isopropyl alcohol 95,276 0 15 0 97,177 97,177 .02%
Phenanthrene 73,075 66 1,262 0 74,403 74,403 .01%
Asbestos (friable form) 0 0 60,320 0 60,320 60,320 .01%
Chloromethane 41,546 0 0 0 41,546 41,546 --
Ethylene 38,228 0 0 0 38,228 38,228 --
Phenol (and its salts) 35,293 52 32 0 35,694 35,662 --
n-Hexane 26,960 184 5,483 4 33,614 33,614 --
Fluoranthene 30,336 32 1,241 0 31,609 31,609 --
Benzene 27,664 13 8 0 29,534 29,534 --
Cyclohexane 22,137 0 0 33 23,701 23,701 --
Ethylene glycol 890 137 9,492 12,221 23,174 23,174 --
Pyrene 20,595 37 1,054 0 21,685 21,685 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 17,326 18 0 0 17,344 17,344 --
Dichloromethane 17,328 0 0 0 17,328 17,328 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 1,202 0 0 15,056 17,165 17,165 --
HCFC-141b 14,050 0 0 0 14,050 14,050 --
Acrolein 13,145 0 0 0 13,145 13,145 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 8,402 0 4,157 0 12,559 12,559 --
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 12,411 0 0 0 12,411 12,411 --
Ethylbenzene 10,053 2 116 1 11,349 11,349 --
Arsenic (and its compounds) 938 2,762 7,300 0 11,000 10,576 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 8,791 0 0 0 8,987 8,987 --
Chromium (and its compounds) 233 51 8,395 0 8,683 8,683 --
Hexavalent chromium compounds 176 482 7,449 0 8,108 8,108 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 5,153 13 2,385 0 7,551 7,551 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 286 6,630 2 0 6,918 6,918 --
Chlorine 3,743 902 1,640 440 6,782 6,782 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 6,257 0 0 0 6,257 6,257 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 303 558 3,970 0 4,830 4,830 --
n-Butyl alcohol 4,222 0 0 0 4,788 4,788 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 3,804 8 737 0 4,548 4,548 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 2,512 10 816 0 3,338 3,338 --
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 0 2,814 15 0 2,879 2,879 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 1,791 8 888 0 2,687 2,687 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 1,587 4 690 0 2,281 2,281 --
i-Butyl alcohol 1,662 0 0 0 2,159 2,159 --
Indeno(1,2,3-CD)pyrene 1,202 11 734 0 1,947 1,947 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 1,186 20 666 0 1,872 1,872 --
Trichloroethylene 1,300 0 500 0 1,800 1,800 --
Propylene 1,671 0 0 0 1,671 1,671 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,520 0 0 0 1,520 1,520 --
Hexachlorobenzene 993,698.0000 .0000 260,799.0000 .0000 1,254,497.0000 1,254,497.0000 --
Perylene 500 18 588 0 1,107 1,107 --
Naphthalene 69 0 20 0 1,105 1,105 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 964 0 0 0 964 964 --
Sodium nitrite 0 828 0 0 828 828 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 718 62 0 0 780 780 --
Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms) 542 38 0 0 580 580 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 331 6 227 0 564 564 --
Nickel (and its compounds) 0 15 500 0 523 523 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 202 54 248 0 503 503 --
CFC-114 340 0 0 0 340 340 --
HCFC-22 232 0 0 0 232 232 --
Vinyl acetate 192 0 0 0 192 192 --
Sodium fluoride 0 0 60 130 190 190 --
Silver (and its compounds) 20 2 0 0 147 147 --
Dicyclopentadiene 0 0 0 0 147 147 --
Molybdenum trioxide 120 0 0 0 120 120 --
Propionaldehyde 115 0 0 0 115 115 --
Cyanides (ionic) 0 108 0 0 108 108 --
tert-Butyl alcohol 0 0 0 0 84 84 --
Cyclohexanol 0 0 0 0 57 57 --
Allyl alcohol 0 0 0 0 56 56 --
Methyl methacrylate 36 0 0 0 53 53 --
Diethanolamine (and its salts) 0 0 50 0 50 50 --
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 40 0 0 0 40 40 --
Phthalic anhydride 14 0 0 0 39 39 --
Nitric acid 38 0 0 0 38 38 --
Biphenyl 37 0 0 0 37 37 --
2-Butoxyethanol 35 0 1 0 36 36 --
Cumene 28 0 0 0 28 28 --
Octylphenol and its ethoxylates 0 0 19 0 24 24 --
Anthracene 0 0 0 0 16 16 --
Butyl acrylate 16 0 0 0 16 16 --
1,3-Butadiene 13 0 0 0 13 13 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 8 0 0 0 9 9 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 2 0 3 0 5 5 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 4 0 0 0 5 5 --
Vanadium (except when in an alloy) and its compounds 0 0 0 0 2 2 --
Phosphorus (yellow or white) 0 0 0 0 1 1 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 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 11.0280 .6790 137.2310 .0000 148.9380 148.9380 --
Tetraethyl lead 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
CACs Total 440,120,443 0 0 0 440,120,443 440,120,443 --
Carbon monoxide 249,763,106 0 0 0 249,763,106 249,763,106 47.39%
Oxides of nitrogen 76,560,287 0 0 0 76,560,287 76,560,287 14.53%
Sulphur dioxide 56,775,092 0 0 0 56,775,092 56,775,092 10.77%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 31,977,602 0 0 0 31,977,602 31,977,602 --
PM - Total Particulate Matter 25,044,356 0 0 0 25,044,356 25,044,356 4.75%
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 12,511,966 0 0 0 12,511,966 12,511,966 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 7,615,481 0 0 0 7,615,481 7,615,481 --

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