EU publishes pollutant release data for 2007

The first inventory of the new European pollutant release and transfer register (E-PRTR) was published on Monday, consisting of 2007 data on emissions of 91 pollutants from more than 24,000 industrial facilities across Europe.

The new register fulfils a requirement under an international protocol on pollutant release registers which entered force last month. The protocol was adopted under the UN Aarhus Convention on public access to environmental justice and information.

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