2015 Summary Report: Reviewed Facility-Reported Data
- 1. Introduction
- 2. General Considerations When Using NPRI Data
- 3. Impact of Changes to Reporting Requirements in 2014
- 4. Overall Picture for 2015
- 5. Location of Facilities Reporting to the NPRI
- 6. Data on Direct Releases to Air, Water and Land
- 7. Data on Disposals and Transfers
- 8. Pollution Prevention Information Reported to the NPRI
- 9. Technical Notes
- 10. Annex – Breakdown of 2015 NPRI Facility Reported Data by Substance, and by Substance Category
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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