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Table 05
- Description of industrial pollution in Spain

Description of pollution indirectly 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
6580
11
598
Andalusia
5673
3
1891
Phosphorus
5
1877
26
72
Andalusia
1584
7
226
                 

GROUP 2: METALS AND COMPOUNDS

Arsenic
0.005
0.162
4
0.041
Galicia
0.130
1
0.130
Cadmium
0.005
0.370
15
0.025
Cantabria
0.150
1
0.150
Chromium
0.050
5
19
0.261
Basque Country
3
5
0.579
Copper
0.050
4
18
0.221
Basque Country
2
6
0.251
Mercury
0.001
0.078
5
0.016
Basque Country
0.047
2
0.023
Nickel
0.020
8
39
0.206
Aragon
3
2
2
Lead
0.020
2
15
0.141
Cantabria
0.882
1
0.882
Zinc
0.100
18
25
0.738
Basque Country
14
8
2
                 

GROUP 3: CHLORINATED ORGANIC SUBSTANCES

Dichloroethane-1,2
0.010
0.023
1
0.023
Catalonia
0.023
1
0.023
Dichloromethane
0.010
0.212
1
0.212
Catalonia
0.212
1
0.212
Chloroalkanes
0.001
0.016
2
0.008
Catalonia
0.016
2
0.008
Halogenated organic compounds
1
87
7
12
Basque Country
72
3
24
                 

GROUP 4: OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes
0.200
10
3
3
Catalonia
9
2
5
Organotin-compounds
0.050
0.154
1
0.154
Andalusia
0.154
1
0.154
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
0.005
2
7
0.265
Catalonia
2
3
0.502
Phenols
0.020
4
21
0.184
Basque Country
2
3
0.505
Total organic carbon
50
53332
65
820
Andalusia
37557
11
3414
                 

GROUP 5: OTHER COMPOUNDS

Chlorides
2000
366750
8
45844
Andalusia
312200
2
156100
Cyanides
0.050
4
4
1
Catalonia
4
2
2
Fluorides
2
30
4
7
Basque Country
26
3
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