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Water Releases for British Columbia in 2005 are
16,049,132 (kg)
National Ranking for Water Releases for BC in 2005 is
3
To see other pollution reports, please go to Pollution Ranking.

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 * Total Amount Percentage*
Ammonia (Total) 11,928,811 74.33%
Phosphorus (total) 2,448,624 15.26%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 1,089,489 6.79%
Manganese (and its compounds) 404,021 2.52%
Methanol 63,175 .39%
Zinc (and its compounds) 39,377 .25%
Copper (and its compounds) 21,057 .13%
Hydrogen sulphide 14,221 .09%
Formaldehyde 11,742 .07%
Acetaldehyde 8,570 .05%
Antimony (and its compounds) 6,630 .04%
Lead (and its compounds) 4,045 .03%
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 2,814 .02%
Arsenic (and its compounds) 2,762 .02%
Chlorine 902 --
Sodium nitrite 828 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 558 --
Hexavalent chromium compounds 482 --
n-Hexane 184 --
Ethylene glycol 137 --
Cyanides (ionic) 108 --
Phenanthrene 66 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 62 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 54 --
Phenol (and its salts) 52 --
Chromium (and its compounds) 51 --
Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms) 38 --
Pyrene 37 --
Xylene (all isomers) 36 --
Fluoranthene 32 --
Toluene 22 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 20 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 18 --
Perylene 18 --
Nickel (and its compounds) 15 --
Benzene 13 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 13 --
Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene 11 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 10 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 8 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 8 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 6 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 4 --
Silver (and its compounds) 2 --
Ethylbenzene 2 --
Dioxins and furans .6790 --

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