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Total Reported Releases & Transfers with Combined Air Release for British Columbia in 2006 are
803,057,871 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases & Transfers with Combined Air Release for BC in 2006 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 * Total Release Adjusted Total Release Total Transfer Total Release and Transfer Percentage*
Combined Total 801,909,347 801,783,111 1,148,524 803,057,871 --
Toxics Total 386,658,218 386,531,982 1,148,524 387,806,742 --
Hydrogen sulphide 352,652,026 352,652,026 0 352,652,026 43.91%
Ammonia (Total) 13,225,676 13,225,676 40,112 13,265,788 1.65%
Methanol 5,816,486 5,816,486 14,383 5,830,869 .73%
Phosphorus (total) 4,068,361 4,055,261 107,316 4,175,677 .52%
Hydrochloric acid 1,765,314 1,765,314 13,568 1,778,882 .22%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 1,232,231 1,232,231 95,536 1,327,767 .17%
Manganese (and its compounds) 1,323,578 1,309,108 489 1,324,067 .16%
Carbon disulphide 1,144,858 1,144,858 0 1,144,858 .14%
Styrene 719,590 719,590 20,329 739,919 .09%
Zinc (and its compounds) 578,705 575,965 1,966 580,671 .07%
Toluene 257,788 257,788 260,347 518,135 .06%
Hydrogen fluoride 478,890 478,890 0 478,890 .06%
Acetaldehyde 423,638 423,638 0 423,638 .05%
Copper (and its compounds) 343,826 343,826 822 344,648 .04%
Formaldehyde 301,119 301,119 9,000 310,119 .04%
Xylene (all isomers) 88,231 88,231 219,136 307,367 .04%
Carbonyl sulphide 285,236 285,236 0 285,236 .04%
Lead (and its compounds) 241,891 145,978 5,143 247,033 .03%
Isopropyl alcohol 210,788 210,788 27,530 238,318 .03%
Ethylene glycol 100,906 100,906 114,130 215,036 .03%
Asbestos (friable form) 175,976 175,976 0 175,976 .02%
Methyl ethyl ketone 120,316 120,316 34,014 154,330 .02%
Sulphuric acid 145,748 145,748 3 145,751 .02%
Chlorine dioxide 137,129 137,129 0 137,129 .02%
Phenol (and its salts) 131,985 131,985 14 131,999 .02%
Diethanolamine (and its salts) 121,600 121,600 0 121,600 .02%
Hexavalent chromium compounds 13,768 13,764 61,973 75,741 --
Benzene 38,578 38,578 36,646 75,224 --
Phenanthrene 69,511 69,511 519 70,031 --
n-Hexane 45,421 45,421 95 45,516 --
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 33,893 33,893 10,801 44,694 --
Chloromethane 41,292 41,292 0 41,292 --
Acrolein 32,664 32,664 0 32,664 --
Fluoranthene 29,678 29,678 172 29,850 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 28,788 28,788 0 28,788 --
Dichloromethane 13,879 13,879 11,243 25,122 --
Tetrachloroethylene 0 0 21,197 21,197 --
Pyrene 19,984 19,984 126 20,109 --
Silver (and its compounds) 110 110 19,692 19,802 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 17,761 17,761 65 17,826 --
Ethylbenzene 13,745 13,745 2,329 16,074 --
HCFC-141b 15,121 15,121 0 15,121 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 12,209 12,209 0 12,209 --
Anthracene 11,460 11,460 71 11,531 --
tert-Butyl alcohol 61 61 10,838 10,899 --
Fluorene 10,297 10,297 218 10,515 --
Arsenic (and its compounds) 9,892 9,890 338 10,230 --
Acenaphthene 9,765 9,765 188 9,953 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 9,404 9,404 40 9,444 --
Cyclohexane 8,887 8,887 0 8,887 --
Chlorine 7,490 7,490 0 7,490 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 7,234 7,234 6 7,240 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 6,410 6,410 0 6,410 --
Chromium (and its compounds) 4,699 4,699 579 5,278 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 1,562 1,562 3,655 5,217 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 4,807 4,800 79 4,886 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 3,811 3,811 39 3,849 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 3,642 3,642 0 3,642 --
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 2,989 2,989 299 3,288 --
2-Butoxyethanol 2,834 2,834 133 2,967 --
Acenaphthylene 2,617 2,617 4 2,621 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 2,602 2,602 9 2,610 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 2,542 2,542 56 2,598 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 2,256 2,256 0 2,256 --
Propylene 2,227 2,227 0 2,227 --
Indeno(1,2,3-c,d)pyrene 2,001 2,001 2 2,003 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 1,992 1,992 4 1,996 --
Fluorine 1,690 1,690 0 1,690 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,630 1,630 0 1,630 --
n-Butyl alcohol 1,334 1,334 222 1,556 --
Nickel (and its compounds) 1,410 1,410 2 1,412 --
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene 1 1 1,351 1,352 --
Sodium nitrite 1,239 1,239 0 1,239 --
i-Butyl alcohol 1,017 1,017 210 1,227 --
Perylene 1,221 1,221 0 1,221 --
Naphthalene 944 944 276 1,220 --
Hexachlorobenzene 1,103,131.0000 1,103,131.0000 52,465.0000 1,155,596.0000 --
2-Methoxyethanol 1,120 1,120 0 1,120 --
Trichloroethylene 1,000 1,000 0 1,000 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 839 839 0 839 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 569 569 220 789 --
Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms) 738 738 0 738 --
Maleic anhydride 0 0 727 727 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 585 585 2 587 --
Ethylene 468 468 0 468 --
HCFC-22 348 348 0 348 --
Vinyl acetate 306 306 0 306 --
CFC-12 198 198 0 198 --
Phthalic anhydride 35 35 117 152 --
Dicyclopentadiene 129 129 5 134 --
Molybdenum trioxide 110 110 0 110 --
Octylphenol and its ethoxylates 53 53 38 91 --
Sodium fluoride 70 70 0 70 --
CFC-114 68 68 0 68 --
Cyanides (ionic) 67 67 0 67 --
Biphenyl 1 1 48 49 --
Methyl methacrylate 42 42 0 42 --
Nitric acid 32 32 0 32 --
Cumene 29 29 0 29 --
Butyl acrylate 16 16 0 16 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 13 13 0 13 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 8 8 0 8 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 4 4 0 4 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 3 3 0 3 --
Vanadium (except when in an alloy) and its compounds 2 2 0 2 --
Phosphorus (yellow or white) 1 1 0 1 --
Dibenz(a,j)acridine 1 1 0 1 --
7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole 0 0 0 0 --
Dioxins and furans 119.0430 119.0430 1.6760 120.7190 --
Tetraethyl lead 0 0 0 0 --
 
CACs Total 450,322,886 450,322,886 0 450,322,886 --
Carbon monoxide 233,248,638 233,248,638 0 233,248,638 29.05%
Oxides of nitrogen 70,401,091 70,401,091 0 70,401,091 8.77%
Sulphur dioxide 64,690,165 64,690,165 0 64,690,165 8.06%
PM - Total Particulate Matter 46,911,235 46,911,235 0 46,911,235 5.84%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 35,071,757 35,071,757 0 35,071,757 --
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 22,324,204 22,324,204 0 22,324,204 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 11,006,406 11,006,406 0 11,006,406 --

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