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New European Pollutant and Transfer Register Launched

This week the European Commission and the European Environment Agency launched a new European Pollutant and Transfer Register (E-PRTR)

12.11.2009 |Anke Stock




This week the European Commission and the European Environment Agency launched a new European Pollutant and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). This is a new Europe-wide register that provides key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The register is part of the implementation of the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission) PRTR Protocol to the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters.

The register contains information about the emissions of pollutants to air, water and land by more than 24.000 industrial facilities including annual data for 91 substances, such as heavy metals, pesticides, greenhouse gases and dioxins. The register is accessible at the website of the E-PRTR



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