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Taking Stock Online: North American industrial pollution

A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) provides annual data on the amounts of pollutants released from a facility to the air, water and land and injected underground, as well as transferred off-site for recycling, treatment or disposal. The CEC’s North American PRTR (NAPRTR) project promotes public access to PRTR data to improve understanding of the sources and management of pollutants of common concern. The NAPRTR project compiles and disseminates data reported by facilities to the three national PRTRs. The data used in Taking Stock are obtained from Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Mexico's Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes (RETC), and the UnitedStates' Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Efforts are focused on adding value to the data through their integration, analysis and dissemination. Taking Stock Online is a portal for users to explore North American PRTR data through several interactive tools, or through comprehensive reports.

TAKING STOCK ONLINE TOOLS

Search
the Database

Query industrial facility data by year, location, pollutant, sector, or type of release or transfer. 


Cross-border
Transfers

View international transfers of PRTR substances.


Summary
Charts

Create your own charts and graphs of NAPRTR data.

Try the enhanced features of Taking Stock Online, the integrated, North American PRTR Database: The Taking Stock Online tools allow you to explore information on pollution from industrial facilities across North America. Create summary charts, customized queries and download your results in a variety of formats, including kml files for viewing in Google Earth and Google Maps.

We strongly recommend users visit Using and Understanding Taking Stock prior to viewing these tools to become aware of key differences in reporting requirements for the three registers.

TAKING STOCK REPORT, VOLUME 14

Our latest Taking Stock report details pollutant releases and transfers reported by approximately 35,000 industrial facilities across North America from 2005 through 2010, with an in-depth view of releases from the pulp and paper industry.

Download Report [PDF - 15 MB]

Taking Stock 14

WEBINAR


Exploring North American Industrial Pollution Data through Taking Stock Online