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Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release for British Columbia in 2004 are
509,935,802 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases On- and Off-site with Combined Air Release for BC in 2004 is
4
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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 405,129,132 16,137,607 6,878,712 81,767,411 509,935,802 509,851,973 --
Toxics Total 12,993,480 16,137,607 6,878,712 81,767,411 117,800,150 117,716,321 --
Hydrogen sulphide 565,744 18,382 0 81,296,332 81,881,758 81,881,758 16.06%
Ammonia (Total) 1,136,997 11,758,991 92,586 0 12,989,178 12,989,178 2.55%
Methanol 5,403,240 57,545 3,393 353,809 5,821,409 5,821,409 1.14%
Phosphorus (total) 8,418 2,334,049 1,597,902 0 3,941,258 3,941,258 .77%
Zinc (and its compounds) 137,407 59,617 2,323,625 0 2,520,877 2,520,790 .49%
Manganese (and its compounds) 16,565 436,844 1,551,228 0 2,004,792 2,004,792 .39%
Hydrochloric acid 1,608,778 0 0 0 1,608,873 1,608,873 .32%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 0 1,401,795 1,580 0 1,403,375 1,403,375 .28%
Carbon disulphide 981,634 0 0 0 981,634 981,634 .19%
Copper (and its compounds) 5,452 25,195 575,571 0 606,369 606,369 .12%
Styrene 502,039 0 0 0 502,454 502,454 .10%
Hydrogen fluoride 493,149 0 0 0 493,149 493,149 .10%
Lead (and its compounds) 8,140 5,132 448,796 0 462,068 378,358 .09%
Acetaldehyde 351,345 8,586 0 0 359,931 359,931 .07%
Formaldehyde 258,042 12,746 6 0 271,489 271,489 .05%
Carbonyl sulphide 258,815 0 0 0 258,815 258,815 .05%
Toluene 230,994 13 24,372 646 257,267 257,267 .05%
Chlorine dioxide 145,723 0 0 0 146,493 146,493 .03%
Methyl ethyl ketone 133,454 0 0 0 134,424 134,424 .03%
Xylene (all isomers) 108,611 66 24,337 0 134,416 134,416 .03%
Ethylene glycol 11,657 691 11,023 99,741 123,207 123,207 .02%
Sulphuric acid 118,059 424 500 0 118,983 118,983 .02%
Isopropyl alcohol 84,839 0 23 0 86,643 86,643 .02%
Phenanthrene 83,638 98 1,393 0 85,129 85,129 .02%
Asbestos (friable form) 0 0 84,350 0 84,350 84,350 .02%
Chromium (and its compounds) 221 22 57,139 0 57,411 57,397 .01%
n-Hexane 47,113 0 436 5 48,436 48,436 --
Fluoranthene 32,483 57 1,473 0 34,012 34,012 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 583 8,460 22,974 0 32,017 32,017 --
Dichloromethane 31,149 0 1 0 31,150 31,150 --
Phenol (and its salts) 28,843 124 2 0 29,322 29,322 --
Chloromethane 27,217 0 0 0 27,217 27,217 --
Pyrene 22,092 46 1,258 0 23,397 23,397 --
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 22,604 0 0 0 22,604 22,604 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 19,709 0 0 0 19,709 19,709 --
Benzene 17,547 7 0 0 19,033 19,033 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 1,329 0 0 16,391 18,642 18,642 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 9 0 14,910 0 14,920 14,920 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 7,183 14 5,318 0 12,515 12,515 --
n-Butyl alcohol 8,702 0 0 0 9,272 9,272 --
Ethylbenzene 7,639 2 142 0 9,184 9,184 --
Arsenic (and its compounds) 920 2,803 5,460 0 9,184 9,184 --
Hexavalent chromium compounds 148 329 7,301 0 7,779 7,761 --
Cyclohexane 6,043 0 0 37 7,481 7,481 --
Chlorine 3,633 632 2,697 380 7,411 7,411 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 7,284 0 0 0 7,284 7,284 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 4,663 25 2,161 0 6,849 6,849 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 5,751 0 0 0 5,751 5,751 --
Trichloroethylene 2,800 0 2,400 0 5,200 5,200 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 310 697 4,099 0 5,106 5,106 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 3,246 11 834 0 4,091 4,091 --
i-Butyl alcohol 3,473 0 0 0 3,953 3,953 --
Acrolein 3,884 0 0 0 3,884 3,884 --
Propylene 3,641 0 0 0 3,641 3,641 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 2,406 15 1,089 0 3,510 3,510 --
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 0 2,871 22 0 2,897 2,897 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 1,535 11 1,132 0 2,677 2,677 --
Ethylene 2,188 0 0 0 2,188 2,188 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 1,477 2 686 0 2,165 2,165 --
Nickel (and its compounds) 281 27 1,775 0 2,091 2,091 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 1,254 22 740 0 2,016 2,016 --
Indeno(1,2,3-CD)pyrene 1,170 13 833 0 2,016 2,016 --
Vanadium (except when in an alloy) and its compounds 892 0 965 0 1,860 1,860 --
Hexachlorobenzene 1,528,288.0000 .0000 297,195.0000 .0000 1,825,483.0000 1,825,483.0000 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,450 0 0 0 1,450 1,450 --
Naphthalene 542 0 0 0 1,349 1,349 --
Perylene 475 19 842 0 1,336 1,336 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 1,004 62 0 0 1,066 1,066 --
Sodium nitrite 0 964 0 0 964 964 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 954 0 0 0 954 954 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 161 70 489 0 720 719 --
Propionaldehyde 615 0 0 0 615 615 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 325 8 241 0 574 574 --
Triethylamine 534 0 0 0 534 534 --
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 500 0 0 0 500 500 --
Molybdenum trioxide 100 0 200 0 300 300 --
1,3-Butadiene 210 0 0 0 210 210 --
Chloroform 200 0 0 0 200 200 --
CFC-12 198 0 0 0 198 198 --
Silver (and its compounds) 50 6 0 0 168 168 --
Vinyl acetate 167 0 0 0 167 167 --
Dicyclopentadiene 0 0 0 0 157 157 --
Cyanides (ionic) 0 116 0 0 116 116 --
Sodium fluoride 0 0 40 70 110 110 --
CFC-114 75 0 0 0 75 75 --
Phthalic anhydride 21 0 0 0 47 47 --
Cumene 45 0 0 0 45 45 --
Biphenyl 43 0 0 0 43 43 --
2-Butoxyethanol 40 0 0 0 40 40 --
Nitric acid 38 0 0 0 38 38 --
Methyl methacrylate 22 0 0 0 35 35 --
Octylphenol and its ethoxylates 0 0 26 0 31 31 --
Tetrachloroethylene 0 0 30 0 30 30 --
Butyl acrylate 14 0 0 0 14 14 --
PAHs, total Schedule 1, Part 2 0 0 11 0 11 11 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 4 0 0 0 5 5 --
p,p'-Isopropylidenediphenol 0 0 0 0 2 2 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 1 0 1 0 2 2 --
Phosphorus (yellow or white) 0 0 0 0 1 1 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Dibenz(a,j)acridine 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
Dioxins and furans 15.2630 .1400 131.0480 .0000 146.4510 146.4510 --
Tetraethyl lead 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
 
CACs Total 422,775,771 0 0 0 422,775,771 422,775,771 --
Carbon monoxide 224,618,518 0 0 0 224,618,518 224,618,518 44.05%
Oxides of nitrogen 76,767,130 0 0 0 76,767,130 76,767,130 15.05%
Sulphur dioxide 64,533,518 0 0 0 64,533,518 64,533,518 12.66%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 30,640,119 0 0 0 30,640,119 30,640,119 --
PM - Total Particulate Matter 26,216,486 0 0 0 26,216,486 26,216,486 5.14%
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 13,485,316 0 0 0 13,485,316 13,485,316 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 8,269,968 0 0 0 8,269,968 8,269,968 --

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