Ireland’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Register
The purpose of the register is to fulfill the requirements of the Aarhus Convention, as a simple means of affording access to information about environmental emissions and transfers.
The pollutant release and transfer register lists in excess of 300 industrial facilities engaged in environmentally hazardous activities.
For each facility, information is provided concerning the amount of pollutant releases to air, water and waste water as well as off-site transfers of waste, from a list of 91 PRTR pollutants.
Ireland’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Register website (http://prtr.epa.ie/Default.aspx) is an emissions register resembling the register that exists in several countries in Europe.
- The data shown in this website is updated twice a year.
- The website provides a publicly accessible and searchable database which members of the public can use to search for Irish installations which are releasing PRTR pollutants in excess of specific thresholds or making off-site transfers of waste above specified thresholds for non hazardous and hazardous wastes.
- If a facility has emissions or waste transfers above the relevant thresholds, information is provided to Europe concerning the amount of pollutant releases to air, water and waste water as well as off-site transfers of waste.