Orlando Cabrera-Rivera JPAC Meeting El Paso, Texas November 7, 2011 Cross Border Transfers of Toxic Contaminants in North ...
 
 
Taking Stock Online Cross-Border Transfers
 
<ul><li>Over 181 million kg   transferred across NA borders (just over 10% of all off-site disposal or other transfers)  <...
Top 10 Substances - Cross-Border Transfers * May be subject to different PRTR reporting requirements Pollutants * Reported...
North American Cross-border Transfers, 2009
Transfers to Disposal (1,2-DCE) Mexico-US
<ul><li>Use of PRTR data for assisting in tracking cross-border transfers  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting requirements </...
CEC North American PRTR Project For more information Orlando Cabrera Rivera Program Manager, Air Quality/PRTR Telephone: (...
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Cross Border Transfers of Toxic Contaminants in North America

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The CEC's Orlando Cabrera presents an overview of the results of a preliminary analysis on the types and amounts of toxic substances transferred across North American borders. The information presented is from data reported by industrial facilities in Canada, the US, and Mexico to their respective Pollutants Releases and Transfer Registers, or PRTR.

Find out more at: http://www.cec.org/takingstock

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  • In this presentation, we will give an overview of North American PRTR information and present the CEC ’s PRTR Project. We brought some copies of documents; they are available…
  • Objectives of the Project: 1- Increase our understanding of the sources and handling of pollutants of common concern across North America 2- Promote public access to information 3- Improve the comparability of PRTRs in North America, and the use of PRTR data for priority-setting and decision-making in order to protect shared ecosystems, reduce pollution, and improve the management of toxic substances
  • For transfers of 1,2-Dichloroethane from Mex to US: all went to one Texas facility, Clean Harbors Deer Park For transfers of zinc, lead and manganese compounds from US to Mexico, all went to one company (various Zinc Nacional facilities in Monterrey, NL)
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    1. 1. Orlando Cabrera-Rivera JPAC Meeting El Paso, Texas November 7, 2011 Cross Border Transfers of Toxic Contaminants in North America Analysis of PRTR Data
    2. 4. Taking Stock Online Cross-Border Transfers
    3. 6. <ul><li>Over 181 million kg transferred across NA borders (just over 10% of all off-site disposal or other transfers) </li></ul><ul><li>119 pollutants transferred (mainly to recycling) by 24 industrial sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 pollutants (by amount) = 170,508,844 kg (94% of total ) </li></ul>Summary of Cross-Border Transfers, 2009
    4. 7. Top 10 Substances - Cross-Border Transfers * May be subject to different PRTR reporting requirements Pollutants * Reported Amount (Kg) Sulfuric Acid 107,759,113 Zinc (and/or its compounds) 30,145,574 Copper (and/or its compounds) 8,562,357 Lead (and/or its compounds) 7,323,606 1,2-Dichloroethane 5,297,093 Manganese (and/or its compounds) 4,278,961 Nickel (and/or its compounds) 2,012,778 Sodium Nitrite 1,953,476 Hydrochloric Acid 1,644,340 Aluminum Oxide (Fibrous Forms) 1,531,546
    5. 8. North American Cross-border Transfers, 2009
    6. 9. Transfers to Disposal (1,2-DCE) Mexico-US
    7. 10. <ul><li>Use of PRTR data for assisting in tracking cross-border transfers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Waste Management Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling, Disposal, Treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effect on Receiving Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health and Environmental Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting and regulatory standards </li></ul></ul>Considerations
    8. 11. CEC North American PRTR Project For more information Orlando Cabrera Rivera Program Manager, Air Quality/PRTR Telephone: (514) 350-4300 Fax: (514) 350-4314 Email: ocabrera@cec.org www.cec.org/takingstock Three countries. One environment.
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