Table 2

Pollutants released by PRTR-registered industries, amounts in tonnes (Tn) and number of industrial sources reporting these releases (Spain 2007)
Pollutant CAS numbera IARC Groupb Tn. No. of ind. facilities
1,1,1-trichloroethane 71-55-6 3 0.99 62
1,2,3,4,5,6- hexachlorocyclohexane(HCH) 608-73-1 2B 0.05 4
1,2-dichloroethane (ethylene dichloride-EDC) 107-06-2 2B 2.63 46
Ammonia (NH3) 7664-41-7 34099.48 2204
Antimony and compounds (expressed as Sb) 75.07 128
Anthracene 120-12-7 3 0.25 32
Arsenic and compounds (expressed as As) 7440-38-2 1 8.12 763
Benzene 71-43-2 1 228.97 581
Cadmium and compounds (expressed as Cd) 7440-43-9 1 4.00 814
Total organic carbon (TOC) (expressed as total C) 8376.12 83
Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) 74-90-8 23.21 64
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) 0.22 2
Chlorine and inorganic compounds (expressed as HCl) 4132.04 545
Vinyl chloride 75-01-4 1 62.83 7
Cobalt and compounds (expressed as Co) 7440-48-4 2A 85.87 134
Copper and compounds (expressed as Cu) 7440-50-8 31.63 756
Non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC) 91368.47 1412
Chromium and compounds (expressed as Cr) 1c 21.17 866
Dichloromethane (DCM) 75-09-2 2B 481.33 36
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 124-38-9 180383930.96 2048
Fluorine and inorganic compounds (expressed as HF) 3960.55 424
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) 117-81-7 3 0.37 10
Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) 118-74-1 2B 0.44 12
Total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons PRTR (PRTR total PAHs) 20.64 508
Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) 3.97 16
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) 107.98 34
Manganesium and compounds (expressed as Mn) 7439-96-5 46.42 140
Mercury and compounds (expressed as Hg) 7439-97-6 3 4.91 855
Methane (CH4) 74-82-8 227734.73 2432
Carbon monoxide (CO) 630-08-0 443024.58 1943
Naphthalene 91-20-3 2B 3.95 44
Nickel and compounds (expressed as Ni) 7440-02-0 1 78.51 857
Ethylene oxide 75-21-8 1 14.96 4
Nitrous oxide (N2O) 10024-97-2 6958.52 2214
Sulphur oxides (SOx/SO2) 3 988631.45 1623
Nitrogen oxides (NOx/NO2) 547652.67 2169
Particulate matter (PM10) 39812.78 1427
Total suspended particles (TSP) 18151.73 357
PCDD + PCDF (dioxins + furans) (expressed as Teq) 1 0.001 441
Pentachlorophenol (PCP) 87-86-5 2B 0.06 3
Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) 21.91 5
Lead and compounds (expressed as Pb) 7439-92-1 2A 64.54 805
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) 1336-36-3 2B 0.03 18
Talium and compounds (expressed as Tl) 7440-28-0 0.26 18
Tetrachloroethylene (PER) 127-18-4 2A 17.51 17
Tetrachloromethane (TCM) 56-23-5 0.94 44
Trichlorobenzenes (TCBs) (all isomers) 12002-48-1 0.42 4
Trichloroethylene 79-01-6 2A 58.64 42
Trichloromethane 67-66-3 13.17 18
Vanadium and compounds (expressed as V) 7440-62-2 453.64 70
Zinc and compounds (expressed as Zn) 7440-66-6 261.05 764

a When the pollutant is a group of substances, the CAS is not specified.

b IARC carcinogen classification: Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans); Group 2A (probably carcinogenic to humans); Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans); Group 3 (not classifiable in terms of carcinogenicity to humans).

c Hexavalent chromium is Group 1, the remainder are Group 3.

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