Pollutant Release News

  • 3E Company Introduces Toxics Release Inventory and National Pollutant Release Inventory Regulatory Reporting Services

    3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the launch of new regulatory consulting services to streamline compliance with complex U.S. Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Canadian National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) regulations. 3E’s comprehensive new TRI and NPRI reporting services can ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Pollutants released by seafloor trawling affect marine life

    Commercial bottom trawling, the technique of pulling fishing gear across the seabed to catch fish and other seafood, releases pollutants trapped in the seabed, which can negatively affect local marine life and ecosystems. Recent findings from a Norwegian fjord show how mussels can take up high levels of contaminants released by trawling, with important health implications for consumers. ...

  • North American industrial pollution impacts on our shared water environment

    The 13th edition of the Taking Stock report, released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides the most comprehensive picture of industrial pollution across North America, documenting reported releases and transfers of 5.7 billion kilograms of pollutants from facilities reporting to pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) programs in Canada, Mexico and the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • North American industrial pollution profile released

    Taking Stock Online, released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, provides the latest integrated North American data and most comprehensive picture of industrial pollution across North America. It documents reported releases and transfers of 5.7 billion kilograms of toxic pollutants in 2006 from industrial facilities in Canada, Mexico and the United States. The North American ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ontario toxics regulation takes effect

    According to the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) beginning January 1, 2010, regulated facilities will be required to track, report and develop plans to reduce the toxic substances they use, create and release. This applies only to facilities currently reporting on emissions to the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI). These toxics reduction plans will be available to the public ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • UN pact to expose Europe’s biggest polluters

    A new United Nations pact is set to blow the cover of Europe’s biggest polluters, according to the world body’s Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The UN Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers – the first-ever legally binding pact on pollutants – requires countries to report every year on the amounts of certain types of pollutants released in the air or transferred to other ...


    By United Nations

  • Report highlights sources of North America toxic pollution

    Ninety percent of the 5.5 billion kilograms of toxic pollutant releases and transfers reported in North America in 2005 can be traced to about 30 substances from 15 industrial sectors across the United States, Canada and Mexico.  Taking Stock 2005, released last week by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, represents the most complete picture of pollution reporting from North ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Defra launches UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register website

    The UK Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (UK PRTR) website went live on Wednesday, 29 April 2009. The site will hold pollutant data from a wide range of industrial installations across the UK, including: offshore oil / gas installations, refineries; power stations; and the comparatively less polluting activities that are regulated by local authorities (A2 and some Part B installations). The ...

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