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Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release for British Columbia in 1997 are
10,111,637 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release for BC in 1997 is
5
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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 6,557,479 2,131,544 1,494,477 84,449 10,111,637 10,111,637 --
Toxics Total 6,557,479 2,131,544 1,494,477 84,449 10,111,637 10,111,637 --
Methanol 3,594,978 62,730 1,761 84,435 3,745,984 3,745,984 37.05%
Ammonia (Total) 405,638 905,634 506 0 1,312,449 1,312,449 12.98%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 0 917,370 560 0 918,550 918,550 9.08%
Zinc (and its compounds) 121,888 101,700 287,383 0 511,171 511,171 5.06%
Lead (and its compounds) 41,067 25,854 419,784 0 486,805 486,805 4.81%
Hydrochloric acid 426,422 350 0 0 427,273 427,273 4.23%
Hydrogen fluoride 425,500 0 0 0 425,500 425,500 4.21%
Asbestos (friable form) 0 0 382,679 0 382,779 382,779 3.79%
Chlorine dioxide 307,328 0 0 0 307,328 307,328 3.04%
Manganese (and its compounds) 1,128 80,243 197,733 0 279,104 279,104 2.76%
Chlorine 188,422 2,472 0 0 191,268 191,268 1.89%
Acetone - [MOE] 170,557 385 1,800 0 173,918 173,918 1.72%
Ethylene glycol 120 400 150,966 0 152,416 152,416 1.51%
Toluene 142,902 6 1,210 0 145,460 145,460 1.44%
Xylene (mixed isomers) 127,418 35 1,430 14 130,043 130,043 1.29%
Formaldehyde 89,702 132 106 0 91,017 91,017 .90%
Sulphuric acid 84,672 0 0 0 84,772 84,772 .84%
Isopropyl alcohol 75,426 0 37 0 76,268 76,268 .75%
Acetaldehyde 65,773 810 0 0 66,583 66,583 .66%
Copper (and its compounds) 9,241 4,322 36,073 0 49,636 49,636 .49%
Styrene 49,437 0 0 0 49,437 49,437 .49%
Chloroform 35,000 0 0 0 35,100 35,100 .35%
Dichloromethane 31,094 0 0 0 31,394 31,394 .31%
Benzene 24,228 11 950 0 25,421 25,421 .25%
Phenol (and its salts) 0 22,010 25 0 23,018 23,018 .23%
Methyl tert-butyl ether 21,360 0 0 0 21,360 21,360 .21%
n-Butyl alcohol 19,733 0 0 0 19,733 19,733 .20%
Ethylene 19,640 0 0 0 19,640 19,640 .19%
Ethylbenzene 17,589 0 850 0 18,648 18,648 .18%
Propylene 15,930 0 0 0 15,930 15,930 .16%
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 14,153 10 0 0 14,163 14,163 .14%
Cyclohexane 9,365 0 350 0 10,347 10,347 .10%
Arsenic (and its compounds) 3,759 1,911 3,563 0 9,233 9,233 .09%
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 8,231 1 70 0 8,307 8,307 .08%
Antimony (and its compounds) 521 3,917 2,185 0 6,623 6,623 .07%
Chromium (and its compounds) 13 0 4,320 0 4,333 4,333 .04%
Methyl ethyl ketone 3,819 0 0 0 4,143 4,143 .04%
Cadmium (and its compounds) 1,190 1,280 0 0 2,470 2,470 .02%
1,2-Dichloroethane 2,147 0 0 0 2,247 2,247 .02%
Phosphoric acid 0 0 1,279 0 1,679 1,679 .02%
Naphthalene 870 0 105 0 975 975 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 711 117 0 0 828 828 --
Nitric acid 100 0 0 0 600 600 --
Diethanolamine (and its salts) 0 0 490 0 490 490 --
Cyanides (ionic) 0 229 0 0 229 229 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 100 0 0 0 200 200 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 172 0 0 0 172 172 --
Vinyl acetate 69 0 0 0 169 169 --
Trichloroethylene 0 0 0 0 100 100 --
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 0 0 0 0 100 100 --
p-Xylene 0 0 0 0 100 100 --
Anthracene 0 0 48 0 48 48 --
Methyl methacrylate 34 0 0 0 34 34 --
Phthalic anhydride 16 0 0 0 16 16 --
Molybdenum trioxide 0 0 0 0 13 13 --
Biphenyl 0 0 12 0 12 12 --
Silver (and its compounds) 7 0 0 0 7 7 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 4 0 0 0 5 5 --
Butyl acrylate 3 0 0 0 3 3 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 0 0 2 0 2 2 --
i-Butyl alcohol 1 0 0 0 1 1 --
Maleic anhydride 1 0 0 0 1 1 --
 
CACs Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 --

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