Particulate matter containing metals that is released in emissions from copper smelters or refineries, or from both
Smelters are facilities which uses high temperature chemical processes to recover base metals, while a refinery is a plant in which impurities are separated from metals using thermal or electrolytic processes. Releases from copper smelters/refineries are complex mixtures containing varying amounts of numerous substances. Most releases (on a mass basis) are discharged to air and releases to air have the greatest potential for causing widespread effects.
CAS number not applicable.
- Priority Substances List Assessment Report
- Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
- CEPA 1999 Schedule 1 - List of Toxic Substances - This substance has been added to the List of Toxic Substances. It is entering or may enter the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that: a) have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity.
c) constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
- Full life cycle management of the substance (Track 2) under the Toxic Substances Management Policy
This substance is entering the environment from the following source(s):
Risk Management Tool(s)
Tool(s) developed to manage risks associated with releases:
Email address: GR-RM@ec.gc.ca
Fax number: (819) 994-0007
Chemicals Management Division
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