European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register – 2012 data now available

04 Jun 2014

Detailed industrial pollution data has been published, covering around 31 500 facilities across Europe. The 2012 dataset includes details of 91 substances released to water, land, wastewater and air.

The extra year of data updates the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR), published by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. The E-PRTR is a comprehensive online register with information on releases and transfers of pollutants from industrial installations in 32 European countries: European Union Member States (as of 2012), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia. It includes annual data for 91 substances released from approximately 31 500 facilities, classified under 65 different economic activities.

The E-PRTR also provides additional environmental information, such as the amount and types of waste transferred from facilities to waste handlers both inside and outside each country, and maps of some non-industrial sources of emissions. The 2012 data covers 59 pollutants released to air, 66 pollutants released to water, 55 pollutants transferred in wastewater and 14 pollutants released to land. The new dataset also updates the data from some countries for years 2007 – 2011. The European Environment Agency (EEA) hosts the E-PRTR dataset in its Data Service.

Over the coming months, EEA will quality check the data it has received from countries.

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