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Total Reported Releases & Transfers with Combined Air Release for British Columbia in 2004 are
510,760,961 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases & Transfers 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 * Total Release Adjusted Total Release Total Transfer Total Release and Transfer Percentage*
Combined Total 509,935,802 509,851,973 825,159 510,760,961 --
Toxics Total 117,800,150 117,716,321 825,159 118,625,309 --
Hydrogen sulphide 81,881,758 81,881,758 44 81,881,802 16.03%
Ammonia (Total) 12,989,178 12,989,178 25,246 13,014,424 2.55%
Methanol 5,821,409 5,821,409 4,601 5,826,010 1.14%
Phosphorus (total) 3,941,258 3,941,258 133,608 4,074,866 .80%
Zinc (and its compounds) 2,520,877 2,520,790 668 2,521,545 .49%
Manganese (and its compounds) 2,004,792 2,004,792 31 2,004,823 .39%
Hydrochloric acid 1,608,873 1,608,873 19,405 1,628,278 .32%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 1,403,375 1,403,375 77,081 1,480,456 .29%
Carbon disulphide 981,634 981,634 0 981,634 .19%
Copper (and its compounds) 606,369 606,369 1,426 607,795 .12%
Styrene 502,454 502,454 2,868 505,322 .10%
Hydrogen fluoride 493,149 493,149 0 493,149 .10%
Lead (and its compounds) 462,068 378,358 3,873 465,940 .09%
Toluene 257,267 257,267 152,485 409,752 .08%
Acetaldehyde 359,931 359,931 0 359,931 .07%
Xylene (all isomers) 134,416 134,416 176,158 310,574 .06%
Formaldehyde 271,489 271,489 7,900 279,389 .05%
Carbonyl sulphide 258,815 258,815 0 258,815 .05%
Methyl ethyl ketone 134,424 134,424 24,533 158,957 .03%
Chlorine dioxide 146,493 146,493 0 146,493 .03%
Ethylene glycol 123,207 123,207 1,038 124,245 .02%
Sulphuric acid 118,983 118,983 1,653 120,636 .02%
Isopropyl alcohol 86,643 86,643 24,720 111,363 .02%
Dichloromethane 31,150 31,150 57,054 88,204 .02%
Phenanthrene 85,129 85,129 232 85,361 .02%
Asbestos (friable form) 84,350 84,350 0 84,350 .02%
Benzene 19,033 19,033 44,073 63,106 .01%
Chromium (and its compounds) 57,411 57,397 33 57,444 .01%
n-Hexane 48,436 48,436 144 48,580 --
Fluoranthene 34,012 34,012 72 34,084 --
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 22,604 22,604 10,923 33,527 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 32,017 32,017 1 32,018 --
Phenol (and its salts) 29,322 29,322 5 29,328 --
Chloromethane 27,217 27,217 0 27,217 --
Pyrene 23,397 23,397 60 23,457 --
Silver (and its compounds) 168 168 22,370 22,538 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 19,709 19,709 30 19,739 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 18,642 18,642 5 18,647 --
Tetrachloroethylene 30 30 15,282 15,312 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 14,920 14,920 1 14,921 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 12,515 12,515 0 12,515 --
Hexavalent chromium compounds 7,779 7,761 4,210 11,989 --
Nitric acid 38 38 10,541 10,579 --
Arsenic (and its compounds) 9,184 9,184 348 9,532 --
Ethylbenzene 9,184 9,184 211 9,395 --
n-Butyl alcohol 9,272 9,272 100 9,372 --
Cyclohexane 7,481 7,481 12 7,493 --
Chlorine 7,411 7,411 0 7,411 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 7,284 7,284 0 7,284 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 6,849 6,849 3 6,852 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 5,751 5,751 0 5,751 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 5,106 5,106 456 5,562 --
Trichloroethylene 5,200 5,200 0 5,200 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 4,091 4,091 20 4,111 --
i-Butyl alcohol 3,953 3,953 100 4,053 --
Acrolein 3,884 3,884 0 3,884 --
Propylene 3,641 3,641 0 3,641 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 3,510 3,510 0 3,510 --
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 2,897 2,897 544 3,441 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 2,677 2,677 4 2,681 --
Ethylene 2,188 2,188 0 2,188 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 2,165 2,165 0 2,165 --
Nickel (and its compounds) 2,091 2,091 18 2,109 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 2,016 2,016 2 2,019 --
Indeno(1,2,3-CD)pyrene 2,016 2,016 1 2,016 --
Vanadium (except when in an alloy) and its compounds 1,860 1,860 29 1,889 --
Hexachlorobenzene 1,825,483.0000 1,825,483.0000 385.0000 1,825,868.0000 --
Naphthalene 1,349 1,349 209 1,558 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,450 1,450 0 1,450 --
Perylene 1,336 1,336 0 1,336 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 1,066 1,066 150 1,216 --
Sodium nitrite 964 964 0 964 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 954 954 0 954 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 720 719 49 769 --
Propionaldehyde 615 615 0 615 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 574 574 0 574 --
Triethylamine 534 534 0 534 --
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 500 500 0 500 --
Molybdenum trioxide 300 300 0 300 --
Phthalic anhydride 47 47 246 293 --
1,3-Butadiene 210 210 0 210 --
Chloroform 200 200 0 200 --
CFC-12 198 198 0 198 --
Dicyclopentadiene 157 157 24 181 --
Vinyl acetate 167 167 0 167 --
2-Butoxyethanol 40 40 88 128 --
Cyanides (ionic) 116 116 0 116 --
Sodium fluoride 110 110 0 110 --
Maleic anhydride 0 0 91 91 --
CFC-114 75 75 0 75 --
HCFC-22 0 0 58 58 --
Octylphenol and its ethoxylates 31 31 22 53 --
Cumene 45 45 0 45 --
Biphenyl 43 43 0 43 --
Methyl methacrylate 35 35 0 35 --
Butyl acrylate 14 14 0 14 --
PAHs, total Schedule 1, Part 2 11 11 0 11 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 5 5 0 5 --
p,p'-Isopropylidenediphenol 2 2 0 2 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 2 2 0 2 --
Phosphorus (yellow or white) 1 1 0 1 --
Dibenz(a,j)acridine 0 0 0 0 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 0 0 0 0 --
7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole 0 0 0 0 --
Dioxins and furans 146.4510 146.4510 .0110 146.4620 --
Tetraethyl lead 0 0 0 0 --
 
CACs Total 422,775,771 422,775,771 0 422,775,771 --
Carbon monoxide 224,618,518 224,618,518 0 224,618,518 43.98%
Oxides of nitrogen 76,767,130 76,767,130 0 76,767,130 15.03%
Sulphur dioxide 64,533,518 64,533,518 0 64,533,518 12.63%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 30,640,119 30,640,119 0 30,640,119 --
PM - Total Particulate Matter 26,216,486 26,216,486 0 26,216,486 5.13%
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 13,485,316 13,485,316 0 13,485,316 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 8,269,968 8,269,968 0 8,269,968 --

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