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The environment is endangered not only by chemical plants, but also by wood processors and insulation material manufacturers

Prague - 30 September 2008

Data published in the Integrated Pollution Register (IPR) (1) today brought several surprising findings. In contrast to previous years, wood processing companies, and manufacturers of insulation materials and plastics, placed much higher in the lists, next to chemical plants, metallurgical works and power plants. "Further, it proved to be far-sighted that the obligation to report data into the IPR was not limited to selected industries only. Increases of releases of carcinogenic (3) and mutagenic (4) substances are taking place just in the industries which should disappear from the Register (2), such as, for example, plastic manufacturing," said the Arnika's press agent, Mgr. Zora Kasiková.

This year, data in the IPR were published for the fourth time. On the basis of them, Arnika prepared lists of the biggest polluters ranked according to the effects of the chemical substances on health and environment. For example, results concerning greenhouse gas emissions are alarming: "Eight of ten top polluters increased greenhouse gas emissions. It means that measures that should reduce emissions of these substances in the case of big sources have no effect yet or are weak," said RNDr. Jindřich Petrlík, head of the Toxics and Waste Programme of the Arnika Association.

The trio of the biggest sources of releases of carcinogenic and potentially carcinogenic substances did not change in comparison with the previous year: DEZA continues to be the biggest polluter, Spolana moved to the second place, and the third place was taken by the plant Ivax Pharmaceuticals in Opava, which, from these three top polluters, reduced its releases of probably carcinogenic substances in comparison with the year 2006 most - by ten tons. Moreover, the order of the first ten highest emissions of carcinogenic and mutagenic substances was influenced also by formaldehyde (5)  emissions, in the case of which, similarly as in the case of styrene (6), the total number of facilities reporting their emissions into the air increased, without the reporting threshold being lowered. This need not mean that the total emissions increased, but only that the discipline of the companies concerning reporting releases of substances into the IPR improved. "Nevertheless, a number of facilities, such as Kronospan OSB, s.r.o. in Jihlava, and Rockwool, a.s. in Bohumin increased the amount of formaldehyde released into the air significantly in comparison with the previous year," added Kasiková. In comparison with the previous years, also the metallurgical complex ArcelorMittal moved higher in the list of polluters - for example, it increased its total releases of carcinogenic and potentially carcinogenic substances.

Similarly as in the previous year, also in the IPR data for the year 2007 positive changes may be found. For example, releases of substances toxic to aquatic organisms (7) from Lovochemie were reduced by more than a half. The company Amati Denak Kraslice reduced emissions of trichloroethylene (8), a carcinogenic and mutagenic substance, by three tons. "Dichloromethane (9) releases into the air were reduced not only by the company Ivax Pharmaceuticals, but, in the end of the last year, dichloromethane was replaced also by Jitona Rousinov in its adhesives. Thanks to that, it should not be present in the lists in the next year anymore," pointed out Ing. Milan Havel from the Toxics and Waste Programme of the Arnika Association.

In comparison with the previous year, several changes took place in the IPR adjustment - for example, 21 new substances (10) were added into the reports on the basis of an EU directive, however, only one of them (atrazine), and in one report only, was present in the results. On the contrary, thanks to reduction of reporting thresholds for dioxins (11), the public will get more information on sources of this group of highly hazardous substances. "The number of companies reporting this kind of pollution is more than three-times higher (19 instead of 6 in the previous year), but we still are not sure that it was reported by all the entities releasing dioxins or transmitting them in wastes in amounts exceeding the reporting thresholds," mentioned Petrlík. He added: "According to our calculations, for example the incinerator Termizo Liberec (12) should be present in the reports." Detailed lists for selected regions will be published by Arnika within a few weeks. "If we sum up all persistent organic pollutants, among which dioxins are ranked, then Spolek pro chemickou a hutni vyrobu in Ústí nad Labem remains to be their biggest source, due to high production of hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, and pentachlorobenzene in wastes (13)," added Mgr. Ivana Haničincová from Arnika.

Lists of polluters

Table 1 - Substances carcinogenic, probably carcinogenic, and possibly carcinogenic to humans

The order of facilities according to the amount of substances and their compounds classified by IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) as carcinogenic (1), probably (2A) and possibly (2B) carcinogenic to humans contained in the total releases into the air, water, and soil according to the data published in the Integrated Pollution Register for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz). Group 1 includes the following chemical substances and their compounds reported into the IPR: arsenic, asbestos, benzene, ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, chromium, cadmium and vinyl chloride. Group 2A and 2B include the following chemical substances and their compounds reported into the IPR: 1,2,3,4,5,6- hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), 1,2-dichloroethane (DCE), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), dichloromethane (DCM), ethylbenzene, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), chloroalkanes (C10-13), lindane, naphthalene, nickel, lead, pentachlorobenzene, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), mercury, styrene, tetrachloroethylene, tetrachloromethane (TCM), trichloroethylene and trichloromethane. No data on HCH, DDT, heptachlor and lindane were reported into the IPR for 2007. In the cases of ethylene oxide and pentachlorobenzene, only transfers in wastes were reported. From the substances reported into the IPR, this group would include chlordane (2B), chlordecone (2B), mirex (2B) and toxaphene (2B). However, neither releases nor transfers were reported in the case of any of these substances.

Order

Organisation

Facility

Locality

Region

Amount in kg

Trend

1.

DEZA, a.s.,
Valašské Meziříčí

DEZA, a.s.,
Valašské Meziříčí

Valašské Meziříčí

ZlK

50081.7

2.

SPOLANA a.s.

Spolana Neratovice

Neratovice

StK

34482.6

3.

IVAX Pharmaceuticals s.r.o.

IVAX Pharmaceuticals s.r.o.

Opava

MsK

28923

4.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.

Ostrava

MsK

19576

5.

Kurt O. John, s.r.o.

Kurt O. John, s.r.o.

Březůvky

ZlK

16680

6.

JITONA a.s.

Plant Rousínov

Rousínov

JmK

14892

 

7.

ROCKWOOL, a.s.

Production plant Bohumín

Bohumín

MsK

13421

8.

Nová Mosilana, a.s.

Nová Mosilana, a.s.

Brno

JmK

13200

 

9.

HOBAS CZ s. r.o.

HOBAS CZ s.r.o.

Uherské Hradiště

ZlK

11860

 

10.

PUR-PLASTICS s.r.o.

PUR-PLASTICS s.r.o.

Otrokovice

ZlK

11703

Table 2 – Carcinogenic substances

The order of facilities according to the amount of substances and their compounds classified by IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) as carcinogenic (1), contained in the total releases into the air, water, and soil according to the data published in the Integrated Pollution Register for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz). Group 1 includes the following chemical substances and their compounds reported into the IPR: arsenic, asbestos, benzene, ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, chromium, cadmium and vinyl chloride. In the case of ethylene oxide and asbestos, only transfers in wastes were reported, and, because of that, these substances did not influence the table.

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

Trend

1.

ROCKWOOL, a.s.

Production plant Bohumín

Bohumín

MsK

13421.0

2.

KRONOSPAN OSB, s.r.o.

KRONOSPAN OSB

Jihlava

Vys

11384.0

3.

Dřevozpracující družstvo Lukavec

Wood processing co‑operative

Lukavec

Vys

8560.0

 

4.

DEZA, a.s., Valašské Meziříčí

DEZA, a.s., Valašské Meziříčí

Valašské Meziříčí

ZlK

7938.9

5.

UNION LESNÍ BRÁNA, a.s.

UNION LESNÍ BRÁNA, a.s.

Dubí

Ust

4821.0

6.

KRONOSPAN CR, s.r.o.

KRONOSPAN CR

Jihlava

Vys

4673.1

7.

ECK Generating, s.r.o.

POWER PLANT KLADNO

Kladno

StK

4063.5

 

8.

BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o.

BorsodChem MCHZ, s.r.o.

Ostrava

MsK

3577.0

9.

DUKOL Ostrava, s.r.o.

DUKOL Ostrava, s.r.o.

Ostrava

MsK

2977.0

10.

KNAUF INSULATION,
s.r.o.

KNAUF INSULATION, s.r.o.

Krupka

Ust

1465.0

Table 3 - Mutagenic substances

The order of facilities according to the amount of substances and their compounds classified as mutagenic, contained in the total releases into the air, water, and soil according to the data published in the Integrated Pollution Register for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz). Incorporation of substances among mutagenic ones is based on profiles of the substances published on the internet pages of the Integrated Pollution Register in 2008. The group of mutagenic substances includes the following chemical substances and their compounds reported into the IPR:
anthracene, 1,2-dichloroethane, ethylene oxide, phenols, formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), trichloroethylene and vinyl chloride. In the case of ethylene oxide, only transfers in wastes were reported into the IPR for 2007, and, because of that, this substance did not influence the table. In the case of anthracene, no releases were reported.

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

1.

SPOLANA a.s.

Spolana Neratovice

Neratovice

Stk

34351.9

2.

JITONA a.s.

Plant Rousínov

Rousínov

Jmk

14892.0

3.

ROCKWOOL, a.s.

Production plant Bohumín

Bohumín

Msk

13421.0

4.

KRONOSPAN OSB,s.r.o.

KRONOSPAN OSB

Jihlava

Vys

11384.0

5.

Dřevozpracující družstvo

Wood processing co-operative

Lukavec

Vys

8560.0

6.

AMATI - Denak, s.r.o.

Plant 1 Kraslice

Kraslice

Kvk

7554.0

7.

UNION LESNÍ BRÁNA, a.s.

UNION LESNÍ BRÁNA, a.s.

Dubí

Ust

4821.0

8.

KRONOSPAN CR, s.r.o.

KRONOSPAN CR

Jihlava

Vys

4673.1

9.

DUKOL Ostrava, s.r.o.

DUKOL Ostrava, s.r.o.

Ostrava

Msk

2977.0

10.

KOMPONENTY, a.s. ZLÍN

KOMPONENTY, a.s. ZLÍN

Zlín

Zlk

2093.0

Table 4 – Greenhouse gases

The order of facilities according to the amount of greenhouse gases, calculated according to their potential to contribute to the greenhouse effect, in the total releases into the air, according to the data published in the IPR for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz). Because the first 10 places reflect CO

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

Trend

1.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plants Prunéřov

Kadaň

Ust

10103764

2.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.

Ostrava

Msk

7411168

3.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Počerady

Počerady

Ust

6895997

4.

Sokolovská uhelná,právní nástupce,a.s.

Processing plant

Chodov u Karlových Var

Kvk

4435381

5.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Chvaletice

Chvaletice

Pak

4115529

6.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plants Tušimice

Kadaň

Ust

4107278

7.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Mělník

Horní Počaply

Stk

4035960

8.

UNIPETROL RPA

CHEMOPETROL

Litvínov

Ust

3932574

9.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Dětmarovice

Dětmarovice

Msk

3607388

10.

TŘINECKÉ ŽELEZÁRNY, a.s.

TŘINECKÉ ŽELEZÁRNY, a.s.

Třinec

Msk

2661643

Table 5 - Ozone depleting substances

The order of facilities according to the amount of ozone depleting substances, calculated according to their potential to deplete the Earth ozone layer, in the total releases into the air, according to the data published in the Integrated Pollution Register for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz).

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

1.

Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, a.s.

Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, a.s.

Ústí nad Labem

Ust

551.1

2.

SPOLANA a.s.

Spolana Neratovice

Neratovice

Stk

520.7

3.

PRAKTIK system s.r.o.

PRAKTIK system s.r.o.

Stráž p.Ralskem

Lbk

11.0

4.

ČEZ, a.s.

Nuclear power plant Temelín

Temelín

Jck

6.0

5.

Meopta - optika, s. r. o.

Meopta - optika, s. r. o.

Přerov

Olk

3.7

6.

ALCO CONTROLS s.r.o.

ALCO CONTROLS s.r.o.

Kolín

Stk

3.6

7.

Moravské naftové doly a.s.

Testing laboratory

Hodonín

Jmk

2.4

Table 6 – Substances hazardous to water organisms

The order of facilities according to the amount of substances and their compounds classified as hazardous to water organisms contained in the total releases into water according to the data published in the IPR for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz). Substances for assessing this criterion were selected according to the so-called R‑phrases, briefly describing properties of the given substance from the point of view of hazardousness for aquatic environment. This group of substances includes the following chemical substances and their compounds reported into the IPR: 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH), ammonia,  arsenic and its compounds, brominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), DDT, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, chlorine, chloralkanes (C10-13), chromium and its compounds, cadmium and its compounds, cyanides, hydrogen cyanide, lindane (γ-HCH), copper and its compounds, naphthalene, nickel and its compounds, lead and its compounds, pentachlorobenzene (PeCB), pentachlorophenol (PCP), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), mercury and its compounds, tetrachloroethylene, tetrachloromethane (TCM), trichlorobenzenes (TCBs), trichloroethylene and zinc and its compounds. In the cases of 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen cyanide, pentachlorophenol, tetrachloroethylene, tetrachloromethane, trichlorobenzenes and trichloroethylene, the Act does not require reporting of releases into water into the IPR, and, because of that, no data on their releases are present in this publicly available database. No data were reported on the releases of 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane, brominated diphenylethers (PBDEs), hexachlorobenzene, naphthalene, pentachlorobenzene and PCBs into water into the IPR for the year 2007. Thus, finally, the following table reflects the order according to releases into water of only the following substances: arsenic and its compounds, chromium and its compounds, cadmium and its compounds, cyanides, copper and its compounds, nickel and its compounds, lead and its compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), mercury and its compounds, and zinc and its compounds. From the substances newly included into the IPR, releases into water concerning this group of substances were reported into the IPR in the case of atrazine.

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

Trend

1.

Lovochemie, a.s.

Lovochemie, a.s., Lovosice

Lovosice

Ust

11842.4

2.

VEOLIA VODA ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA,a.s.

Biological WWTP Pardubice

Rybitví

PaK

3879.7

 

3.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plants Prunéřov

Kadaň

Ust

2002.8

 

4.

SYNTHESIA, a.s.

Synthesia a. s.

Pardubice

PaK

1951.6

5.

ČEZ, a.s.

Nuclear power plant Temelín

Temelín

JcK

1675.0

 

6.

Mondi Štětí a.s.

Pulp mill

Štětí

Ust

1619.0

7.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Mělník

Horní Počaply

SčK

1134.6

8.

Sokolovská uhelná,
právní nástupce,a.s.

Processing plant

Chodov u Karlových Var

KvK

1087.1

9.

Bochemie s.r.o.

Bochemie s.r.o.

Bohumín

MsK

921.7

 

10.

Brněnské vodárny a kanalizace

Wastewater treatment Plant Brno v Modřicích

Modřice

JmK

782.9

 

Table 7 - Dioxins

The order of facilities according to the amount of dioxins (PCDD/Fs) in the total releases (emissions into the air, water and soil) and transfers (waste and waste water transferred out of the facility) according to the data published in the IPR for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz).

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in g TEQ

Trend

1.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.

ArcelorMittal Ostrava a.s.

Ostrava

MsK

21.0

-

2.

TŘINECKÉ ŽELEZÁRNY, a.s.

TŘINECKÉ ŽELEZÁRNY, a.s.

Třinec

MsK

19.3

3.

SITA CZ a.s.

Industrial waste Incinarator Trmice

Trmice

Ust

10.00

 

4.

Pražské služby, a.s.

Incinerator Malešice

Praha

Pha

8.80

5.

ŽELEZÁRNY Hrádek a. s.

ŽELEZÁRNY Hrádek a. s.

Hrádek

Plz

5.00

 

6.

Spalovna a komunální odpady Brno, akciová společnost

Mixed municipal waste Incinerator

Brno

JmK

3.80

7.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Dětmarovice

Dětma- rovice

MsK

1.20

8.

ECK Generating, s. r. o.

POWER PLANT KLADNO

Kladno

SčK

0.61

 

9.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Mělník

Horní Počaply

SčK

0.57

 

Table 8 – Styrene

The order of facilities according to the amount of styrene in the total releases into the air according to the data published in the Integrated Pollution Register for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz).

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

Trend

1.

HOBAS CZ s.r.o.

HOBAS CZ s.r.o.

Uherské Hradiště

ZlK

11860.0

2.

L.A.S.T., s.r.o.

Tečovice

Tečovice

ZlK

7946.0

3.

RIHO CZ, a.s.

RIHO CZ, a.s.

Suchý

JmK

6736.0

4.

ACO Industries, k.s.

ACO Industries, k.s.

Přibyslav

Vys

5882.6

5.

TEiKO s.r.o.

TEiKO spol. s r.o.

Spytihněv

ZlK

5085.0

6.

Jiří Mačkal MACRO SPORT MS COMPOSITE

Jiří Mačkal MACRO SPORT MS COMPOSITE

Trhové Sviny

JčK

5000.0

 

7.

DUNO CS s.r.o.

Dýšina

Dýšina

PlK

4381.0

8.

PETER - GFK s.r.o.

Facility Kocbeře

Kocbeře

KhK

4316.0

 

9.

POLYTEX COMPOSITE, s.r.o.

Polytex Composite

Karviná

MsK

3726.0

 

10.

PETER - GFK s.r.o.

Facility Trhový Štěpánov

Trhový Štěpánov

SčK

3503.0

 

Table 9 - Formaldehyde

The order of facilities according to the amount of formaldehyde in the total releases into the air according to the data published in the Integrated Pollution Register for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz).

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

Trend

1.

ROCKWOOL, a.s.

Production plant Bohumín

Bohumín

MsK

13421.0

2.

KRONOSPAN OSB, spol. s r.o.

KRONOSPAN OSB

Jihlava

Vys

11384.0

3.

Dřevozpracující družstvo

Wood processing co‑operative

Lukavec

Vys

8560.0

 

4.

UNION LESNÍ BRÁNA, a.s.

UNION LESNÍ BRÁNA, a.s.

Dubí

Ust

4821.0

5.

KRONOSPAN CR, s.r.o.

KRONOSPAN CR

Jihlava

Vys

4673.1

6.

DUKOL Ostrava, s.r.o.

DUKOL Ostrava, s.r.o.

Ostrava

MsK

2977.0

7.

KNAUF INSULATION, s.r.o.

KNAUF INSULATION, s.r.o.

Krupka

Ust

1465.0

8.

Saint-Gobain Orsil s.r.o.

SAINT-GOBAIN ORSIL s.r.o.

Častolovice

KhK

1291.0

9.

Zemědělské družstvo Dolní Újezd

Center Kabatoves

Dolní Újezd

PaK

1162.0

 

10.

VERTEX GLASS MAT, s.r.o.

VERTEX GLASS MAT, s.r.o.

Litomyšl

PaK

1019.0

Table 10 – Mercury and its compounds

The order of facilities according to the amount of mercury and its compounds in the total releases (emissions into the air, water and soil) and transfers (waste and waste water transferred out of the facility) according to the data published in the Integrated Pollution Register for the year 2007 (http://www.irz.cz). In comparison with the previous year, when no mercury releases into soil were reported, this kind of emissions has been reported by one facility this year.

Order

Organisation

Facility

Site

Region

Amount in kg

1.

SPOVO, a.s.

Industrial waste incinerator

Ostrava

Msk

1383.0

2.

SPOLANA a.s.

Spolana Neratovice

Neratovice

Stk

964.5

3.

GEOSAN GROUP a.s.

Environmental services plant, thermal desorption

Ústí nad Labem

Ust

497.8

4.

Sokolovská uhelná,právní nástupce,a.s.

Processing plant

Chodov u Karlových Var

Kvk

354.2

5.

ČEZ, a.s.

Power plant Mělník

Horní Počaply

Stk

322.6

 


Notes for editors:

  1. Integrated Pollution Register is operated, and data into it are collected, by the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic. It may be found on the address http://www.irz.cz. The data into the Register are reported by the individual companies themselves, because this duty is set by the Act. Arnika then only analyses the data, and prepares clear lists of polluters which cannot be easily found in the Register. Presence in these lists, and their publication, often motivate the companies to eliminate emissions of harmful substances, and to introduce more environmentally-friendly technologies. The Register for the year 2007 includes 1088 companies. This is approximately the same number as in the previous year, when 1079 companies were present.
  2. For more information, please see http://bezjedu.arnika.org/irz2007.
  3. Substances and their compounds classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as carcinogenic (category 1), and potentially carcinogenic (categories 2A, 2B).
  4. Substances designated as mutagenic ones in their characterizations published on the official IPR pages. Specifically, the following substances are concerned: anthracene, 1,2-dichloroethane (DCE), ethylene oxide, phenols, formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), trichloroethylene and vinyl chloride.
  5. Formaldehyde was included among substances demonstrably carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) quite recently. This substance is also mutagenic, causes allergies, damages the upper respiratory tract, and irritates eyes. It ranks among important contaminants of inner environment in flats, where it is released, for example, from furniture. For more information on this substance, please see http://bezjedu.arnika.org/chemicka-latka.shtml?x=214887.
  6. Styrene is used in particular in laminating plants, where also its releases occur most often. Styrene is a substance suspected of carcinogenic effects, and, also, it is classified as harmful for reproduction, thus, reprotoxic. For more information on this substance, please see http://bezjedu.arnika.org/chemicka-latka.shtml?x=779903.
  7. Substances hazardous to water organisms are selected according to the so-called R-phrases. However, in spite of the fact that they are hazardous to water organisms, in the case of a third of the selected substances (for example, tetrachloroethylene and trichlorobenzenes), the IPR does not set a duty to report their direct releases into water. It is not easy to compare hazardousness of the individual substances.  For their hazardousness for water environment there exist no generally accepted coefficients by which the released amounts of the substances could be multiplied, such as in the case of ozone depleting substances.
  8. Trichloroethylene is an artificially manufactured substance otherwise not present in nature. Its ability to dissolve in water is poor. It is highly flammable and volatile. More than 80 % of trichloroethylene is used for steam degreasing, and for cleaning of metallic parts. This substance is considered probably carcinogenic - according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer classification, it is included into the group 2A (probable human carcinogen). For example, in the case of people who were drinking water from wells highly contaminated by trichloroethylene for many years, higher occurrence of child leukaemia was recorded. For more information, please see http://bezjedu.arnika.org/chemicka-latka.shtml?x=1918121.
  9. Dichloromethane is a broadly used solvent, especially in chemical industry, and it forms part of effective components of herbicides and insecticides. For more information, please see http://bezjedu.arnika.org/chemicka-latka.shtml?x=592823.
  10. Newly monitored substances are alachlor, atrazine, benzo(g,h,i)perylene, diuron, endosulfan, fluoranthene, hexabromobiphenyl, chlordane, chlordecone, chlorfenvinphos, chlorpyrifos, isodrin, isoproturon, mirex, nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates, octylphenol and octylphenol ethoxylates, simazine, toxaphene, tributyltin and its compounds, triphenyltin and its compounds, and trifluralin.
  11. Dioxins include two groups of chemical substances: polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans. These substances are hazardous in trace concentrations already, and, because of that, a gram of them represents a serious amount of these substances. For more information on dioxins, please see http://bezjedu.arnika.org/chemicka-latka.shtml?x=587130
  12. The waste incinerator Termizo Liberec has been monitored by Arnika since 2000, for the reasons of higher dioxin emissions, and the risk of waste imports from abroad.
  13. For more information, please see this page: http://www.irz.cz/index.php?module=QueryTool&action=Quick&ohlasovatel_typ=ic&text=00011789&ohlasovaci_rok=2007

Additional Info
Arnika: Toxics and Waste Programme