Pollutants

Our Work on Tracking Pollutant Releases and Transfers in North America

Along with the energy, materials and items they produce, North American industries generate pollutants that must be managed to protect human health and the environment. Each year, facilities report the amounts of substances they release to air, water, or land, send to disposal, or transfer for recycling or other management. We integrate and analyze data reported to the Canadian, Mexican and US PRTRs and make them available to the public through Taking Stock Online and the Taking Stock report series.

Tools and Resources

Taking Stock Infographic

North American industry sectors produce the energy, materials and items that we use every day. They also generate pollutants that must be managed.

North American Environmental Atlas

The North American Environmental Atlas seamlessly assembles accurate cartographic data including maps, documentation, and interactive map layers at a scale of 1:10,000,000.

Taking Stock Online

Taking Stock Online allows users to explore North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) data through interactive tools and comprehensive reports.

Related Publications

Taking Stock 15

North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers

Taking Stock 14

Exploring Changes in PRTR Reporting, 2005-2010

Projects