Sources of pollution: cement

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Voluntary, non-regulatory emission limits are contained in two National Guidelines published by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment: 

  • National NOx Emission Guidelines for Cement Kilns, 1998 (PDF Format, 8.17 MB) Available from Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (1-800-805-3025)
  • National Guidelines for the Use of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Wastes as Supplementary Fuels in Cement Kilns, 1996 (PDF Format, 30.8 MB) Available from Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (1-800-805-3025)

For a summary of emissions from Canadian cement manufacturing, 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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