Zinc plant emissions: particulate matter containing metals
Smelters are facilities which uses high temperature chemical processes to recover base metals, while a refinery is a plant in which impurities are separated from metals using thermal or electrolytic processes. Releases from zinc smelters/refineries are complex mixtures containing varying amounts of numerous substances. Most releases (on a mass basis) are discharged to air and releases to air have the greatest potential for causing widespread effects.
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- Priority Substances List Assessment Report
- Order Adding Toxic Substances to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
- CEPA 1999 Schedule 1 - List of Toxic Substances - This substance has been added to the List of Toxic Substances. It is entering or may enter the environment in a quantity or concentration or under conditions that:
a) have or may have an immediate or long-term harmful effect on the environment or its biological diversity.
c) constitute or may constitute a danger in Canada to human life or health.
- Full life cycle management of the substance (Track 2) under the Toxic Substances Management Policy
This substance is entering the environment from the following source(s):
Risk Management Tool(s)
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