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2015 Summary Report: Reviewed Facility-Reported Data

1. Introduction

Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA), owners or operators of facilities that meet reporting requirements published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, are required to report to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI).

The NPRI is Canada’s legally mandated, publicly accessible inventory of annual facility-level pollutant releases to air, water and land, as well as disposals, and transfers for recycling.

The NPRI is a key resource for identifying and monitoring sources of pollution in Canada. It exists to support priority setting and monitoring of environmental performance measures, to contribute to the compilation of pollution patterns and trends, to provide environmental information in the public interest, and to fulfill international reporting obligations.

NPRI data are used by governments, academia, industry, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, financial institutions, the media, and the public.

This report presents a summary analysis of the information submitted by facilities to the NPRI for the 2015 reporting year. 

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