2008 National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Reviewed Facility Data Release
Following the completion of Environment Canada's annual data quality control process, reviewed NPRI facility data for 2008 was made available on November 30, 2009. Preliminary data for 2008 was published in June 2009.
Highlights for 2008, a 2008 Facility Data Summary, resources for accessing NPRI data in various formats, and information on considerations when using NPRI data are available from the links below:
- NPRI 2008 Facility Data Highlights
- NPRI 2008 Facility Data Summary
- Data Resources - Access NPRI Data in Various Formats
- Considerations When Using NPRI Data
- Over 8700 facilities reported on substances to the NPRI for 2008. Two-thirds of these facilities were located in Alberta and Ontario. The number of facilities reporting to the NPRI increased 5% between 2003-2008. There was a slight decrease between 2007 and 2008, however, due primarily to facility shutdowns in the mining and quarrying, sawmills and wood preservation, and motor vehicle parts manufacturing sectors.
- Total pollutant releases reported to the NPRI decreased by 12% between 2003 and 2008, due largely to decreases from facilities in the electricity generation, primary metal smelting, wood products and petroleum refining sectors. Nevertheless, some facilities reported increased releases. Use the NPRI Online Data Search to query detailed pollutant release and transfer information for reporting facilities across Canada.
NPRI 2008 Facility Data Summary
- What's new
- Quick facts
- Summary of reported on-site releases, disposals and transfers for recycling
- Summary by Substance
Search detailed facility-reported information on pollutant releases and transfers.
Facility-reported information for each reporting year since 1994, and air pollutant emission summaries and trends for industrial and non-industrial sources.
NPRI map layers for use with Google EarthTM, now including historical data back to 1994.
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