Sources of pollution: base metals smelters and refineries and zinc plants
For a summary of emissions from the Canadian base metals smelting sector, please visit Environment Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory.
As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Canada is obligated to prepare and submit an annual National Greenhouse Gas Inventory covering anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks.
Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, Canada introduced the Chemicals Management Plan, which protects human health and the environment by assessing chemicals used in Canada to ensure they are managed appropriately to prevent harm to Canadians and their environment.
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