Publication

Taking Stock 1999

North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers

May 29, 2002 318 pages

Taking Stock 1999

North American Pollutant Releases and Transfers

May 29, 2002 318 pages

Description

Has North America made progress in reducing industrial releases of chemicals in the five years from 1995 to 1999? How many tonnes of carcinogens are released to air, water and land each year, and what are the trends in these releases? Have the agreements and regulations on chemicals that deplete that ozone layer had any effect on releases of those substances? Information to help answer these questions can be drawn from pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTRs), which provide detailed information on the types, locations and amounts of chemicals released or transferred by facilities.

Additional Information

Document Type: Project publication
Theme: Pollutants
Series: Taking Stock Series