European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register – Update
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) have today updated the information on releases and transfers from industrial installations reporting to the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). The E-PRTR is a comprehensive online register which contains information on emissions of pollutants released to air, water and land by industrial facilities throughout Europe (32 countries: EU27, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia). It includes annual data for 91 substances and covers more than 28 000 facilities across 65 economic activities. The register also provides additional information, such as the amount and types of waste transferred from facilities to waste handlers both inside and outside each country. The new dataset now contains information for 2009 and includes updates for 2007 and 2008 data. Voluntarily reported data from Serbia, covering 2009, are also included in the register for the first time.