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Table 04
- Description of industrial pollution in Spain

Description of pollution directly discharged to water by industrial plants in Spain (2001), by specific pollutant.

POLLUTANTS
TOTAL SPAIN
AUTONOMOUS REGIONS WITH HIGHEST EMISSIONS

SUBSTANCES
THRESHOLD (Mt/year)1
EMISSION (Mt/year)2
PLANTS3
MEAN EMISSION PER PLANT (Mt/year)4
REGION
EMISSION (Mt/year)2
PLANTS3
MEAN EMISSION PER PLANT (Mt/year)4

GROUP 1: ENVIRONMENTAL THEMES

Nitrogen
50
5255
18
292
Andalusia
1759
4
440
Phosphorus
5
535
25
21
Aragon
175
3
58
                 

GROUP 2: METALS AND COMPOUNDS

Arsenic
0.005
0.412
11
0.037
Catalonia
0.161
3
0.054
Cadmium
0.005
2
16
0.106
Andalusia
1
8
0.133
Chromium
0.050
7
24
0.293
Catalonia
2
7
0.336
Copper
0.050
9
28
0.309
Basque Country
3
5
0.690
Mercury
0.001
0.281
17
0.017
Cantabria
0.102
2
0.051
Nickel
0.020
9
33
0.275
Aragon
3
2
2
Lead
0.020
3
18
0.187
Andalusia
1
5
0.208
Zinc
0.100
137
37
4
Cantabria
97
6
16
                 

GROUP 3: CHLORINATED ORGANIC SUBSTANCES

Dichloroethane-1,2
0.010
0.332
2
0.166
Catalonia
0.308
1
0.308
Chloroalkanes
0.001
0.186
2
0.093
Cantabria
0.161
1
0.161
Hexachlorobutadiene
0.001
0.001
1
0.001
Catalonia
0.001
1
0.001
Halogenated organic compounds
1
319
16
20
Andalusia
100
3
33
                 

GROUP 4: OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes
0.200
64
4
16
Cantabria
47
1
47
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
0.005
7
6
1
Cantabria
5
2
2
Phenols
0.020
24
17
1
Andalusia
17
4
4
Total organic carbon
50
31375
55
570
Cantabria
11878
6
1980
                 

GROUP 5: OTHER COMPOUNDS

Chlorides
2000
7696120
11
699647
Basque Country
6517950
3
2172650
Cyanides
0.050
153
5
31
Asturias
151
1
151
Fluorides
2
149
15
10
Asturias
60
2
30


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