Table 11 - Sources and Quantities of mercury Releases - Tonnes

Sources

U.S. National Data

(Emissions)1

Ontario Data (All Releases) (1)

Total Releases (all pathways)

-

3.0

Total Atmospheric Emissions2

143.3 - 159.7

-

Releases related to deliberate use of mercury

94.4

1.2

Mercury in chemical production

6.4

0.01

Mercury in products

87.9

1.2

Releases related to use of raw materials containing trace amounts of mercury

74.8 - 75.8

1.7

Energy Production

67.9

1.1

Other

6.9 - 7.9

0.6

Other Sectors

6.2 -17.5

0.2

Sources:

(1)

Environment Canada, Mercury, Summary - Progress Report. Electronic version e-mailed by Robert Krauel, Mar. 8, 2001.

NOTES:

1

To see what sources were used for the U.S. quantities found in this table, see Appendix A.

2

Tht total quantity of atmospheric emissions of mercury is not based on the sum of the total quantities by sector in this table.