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2012 emissions report now online

March 06, 2014

Total air pollutant emissions in 2012 were at levels similar to those in 2011 according to the newly published 2012 Emission Inventory for Hong Kong, the Environmental Protection Department said today.


The report shows that total emissions for six key air pollutants during the year remained more or less the same as in the previous year, with variations of  -2% to 2%.


Those pollutants included 32,700 tonnes of sulphur dioxide, 115,000 tonnes of nitrogen oxides, 6,130 tonnes of respirable suspended particulates, 4,840 tonnes of fine suspended particulates, 32,200 tonnes of volatile organic compounds and 68,300 tonnes of carbon monoxide.


The department compiles the annual emissions inventory from power plants, vessels, motor vehicles, aviation and other fuel combustion sources.

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