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Total Reported Releases & Transfers - Toxics Only for British Columbia in 2005 are
120,020,764 (kg)
National Ranking for Total Reported Releases & Transfers - Toxics Only for BC in 2005 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 527,054,201 526,987,866 1,109,404 528,163,605 --
Toxics Total 118,911,360 118,845,024 1,109,404 120,020,764 --
Hydrogen sulphide 85,071,864 85,071,864 0 85,071,864 16.11%
Ammonia (Total) 14,092,995 14,092,995 44,319 14,137,314 2.68%
Methanol 5,095,814 5,095,814 14,652 5,110,466 .97%
Phosphorus (total) 4,269,215 4,269,215 109,683 4,378,898 .83%
Hydrochloric acid 1,745,429 1,745,429 22,850 1,768,279 .33%
Manganese (and its compounds) 1,587,385 1,587,385 1,311 1,588,696 .30%
Nitrate ion in solution at pH >= 6.0 1,096,782 1,096,782 83,360 1,180,142 .22%
Carbon disulphide 1,144,459 1,144,459 0 1,144,459 .22%
Styrene 745,893 745,893 4,227 750,120 .14%
Zinc (and its compounds) 628,555 628,555 1,995 630,550 .12%
Acetaldehyde 449,514 449,514 0 449,514 .09%
Toluene 217,829 217,829 202,110 419,939 .08%
Hydrogen fluoride 398,261 398,261 0 398,261 .08%
Copper (and its compounds) 336,631 336,631 906 337,537 .06%
Xylene (all isomers) 131,405 131,405 184,776 316,181 .06%
Carbonyl sulphide 268,415 268,415 0 268,415 .05%
Formaldehyde 219,003 219,003 9,000 228,003 .04%
Lead (and its compounds) 199,596 133,716 3,302 202,898 .04%
Chlorine dioxide 181,036 181,036 0 181,036 .03%
Sulphuric acid 175,027 175,027 32 175,059 .03%
Methyl ethyl ketone 119,200 119,200 31,212 150,412 .03%
Isopropyl alcohol 97,177 97,177 37,552 134,729 .03%
Benzene 29,534 29,534 76,683 106,217 .02%
Phenanthrene 74,403 74,403 2,635 77,037 .01%
Hexavalent chromium compounds 8,108 8,108 61,576 69,684 .01%
Asbestos (friable form) 60,320 60,320 0 60,320 .01%
n-Hexane 33,614 33,614 10,450 44,064 --
Chloromethane 41,546 41,546 0 41,546 --
Ethylene 38,228 38,228 0 38,228 --
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 12,411 12,411 23,998 36,409 --
Phenol (and its salts) 35,694 35,662 9 35,703 --
Cyclohexane 23,701 23,701 10,450 34,151 --
Fluoranthene 31,609 31,609 1,032 32,640 --
Dichloromethane 17,328 17,328 12,709 30,037 --
Ethylene glycol 23,174 23,174 4,523 27,697 --
Silver (and its compounds) 147 147 24,910 25,057 --
Ethylbenzene 11,349 11,349 12,867 24,216 --
Pyrene 21,685 21,685 641 22,327 --
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 17,165 17,165 4,607 21,772 --
Methyl isobutyl ketone 8,987 8,987 10,405 19,392 --
Cresol (mixed isomers and their salts) 17,344 17,344 0 17,344 --
Methyl tert-butyl ether 0 0 16,598 16,598 --
tert-Butyl alcohol 84 84 15,590 15,674 --
n-Butyl alcohol 4,788 4,788 10,390 15,178 --
Tetrachloroethylene 0 0 14,644 14,644 --
HCFC-141b 14,050 14,050 0 14,050 --
Acrolein 13,145 13,145 0 13,145 --
Benzo(a)phenanthrene 12,559 12,559 0 12,559 --
i-Butyl alcohol 2,159 2,159 10,390 12,549 --
Arsenic (and its compounds) 11,000 10,576 568 11,567 --
Cyclohexanol 57 57 10,450 10,507 --
Allyl alcohol 56 56 10,400 10,456 --
Chromium (and its compounds) 8,683 8,683 596 9,279 --
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 7,551 7,551 5 7,556 --
Antimony (and its compounds) 6,918 6,918 0 6,918 --
Chlorine 6,782 6,782 0 6,782 --
Methylenebis(phenylisocyanate) 6,257 6,257 0 6,257 --
Cadmium (and its compounds) 4,830 4,830 295 5,125 --
Benzo(a)anthracene 4,548 4,548 174 4,722 --
Chloroform 0 0 4,125 4,125 --
Nonylphenol and its ethoxylates 2,879 2,879 471 3,350 --
Benzo(e)pyrene 3,338 3,338 0 3,338 --
Naphthalene 1,105 1,105 1,700 2,805 --
Benzo(a)pyrene 2,687 2,687 35 2,722 --
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 2,281 2,281 0 2,281 --
Indeno(1,2,3-CD)pyrene 1,947 1,947 7 1,954 --
Benzo(g,h,i)perylene 1,872 1,872 10 1,882 --
Trichloroethylene 1,800 1,800 0 1,800 --
Propylene 1,671 1,671 0 1,671 --
Aluminum (fume or dust) 1,520 1,520 0 1,520 --
Hexachlorobenzene 1,254,497.0000 1,254,497.0000 163,568.0000 1,418,065.0000 --
Biphenyl 37 37 1,348 1,385 --
1,2-Dichloroethane 780 780 544 1,324 --
Perylene 1,107 1,107 0 1,107 --
Sulphur hexafluoride 964 964 0 964 --
Sodium nitrite 828 828 0 828 --
Maleic anhydride 0 0 735 735 --
Cobalt (and its compounds) 9 9 589 598 --
Aluminum oxide (fibrous forms) 580 580 0 580 --
Dibenzo(a,h)anthracene 564 564 2 566 --
Mercury (and its compounds) 503 503 41 544 --
Nickel (and its compounds) 523 523 1 524 --
Anthracene 16 16 432 448 --
CFC-114 340 340 0 340 --
HCFC-22 232 232 0 232 --
Nitric acid 38 38 178 216 --
Vinyl acetate 192 192 0 192 --
Sodium fluoride 190 190 0 190 --
Dicyclopentadiene 147 147 11 158 --
2-Butoxyethanol 36 36 116 152 --
Molybdenum trioxide 120 120 0 120 --
Propionaldehyde 115 115 0 115 --
Cyanides (ionic) 108 108 0 108 --
Methyl methacrylate 53 53 0 53 --
Diethanolamine (and its salts) 50 50 0 50 --
1,1,2-Trichloroethane 40 40 0 40 --
Phthalic anhydride 39 39 0 39 --
Octylphenol and its ethoxylates 24 24 14 38 --
Cumene 28 28 0 28 --
Butyl acrylate 16 16 0 16 --
1,3-Butadiene 13 13 0 13 --
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 5 5 0 5 --
Toluenediisocyanate (mixed isomers) 5 5 0 5 --
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 --
Dibenzo(a,i)pyrene 1 1 0 1 --
7H-Dibenzo(c,g)carbazole 0 0 0 0 --
Dioxins and furans 148.9380 148.9380 4.8990 153.8370 --
Tetraethyl lead 0 0 0 0 --
 
CACs Total 440,120,443 440,120,443 0 440,120,443 --
Carbon monoxide 249,763,106 249,763,106 0 249,763,106 47.29%
Oxides of nitrogen 76,560,287 76,560,287 0 76,560,287 14.50%
Sulphur dioxide 56,775,092 56,775,092 0 56,775,092 10.75%
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 31,977,602 31,977,602 0 31,977,602 --
PM - Total Particulate Matter 25,044,356 25,044,356 0 25,044,356 4.74%
PM10 - Particulate Matter <=is 10 Microns 12,511,966 12,511,966 0 12,511,966 --
PM2.5 - Particulate Matter <= 2.5 Microns 7,615,481 7,615,481 0 7,615,481 --

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