POLLUTANT RELEASE AND TRANSFER REGISTER
Welcome to Ireland’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Register website. This website is an emissions register resembling the register that exists in several countries in Europe. The website is an important milestone towards the Irish Government's ratification of the UN Protocol on PRTR.
• The pollutant release and transfer register lists in excess of 300 industrial facilities engaged in environmentally hazardous activities. Those activities are divided into various activity sectors. Each year the activity concerned submits environmental reports to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Every company that is the subject of information in the register has a permit/licence for its own activities and emissions.
• 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 including heavy metals, pesticides, greenhouse gases and dioxins for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. This information will be updated as information is submitted to Europe.
• The data shown in this website is updated twice a year. The current release (April 2013) shows emissions for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. The EPA is continually validating data with a view to improving what is a very complex process, to ensure all future data is as robust and accurate as possible.
• Over the course of time, we will be adding more information and links. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the information provided, or if you have any suggestions, please use the Contact Us page and we will revert as soon as possible.