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In contrast to acid rain, which tends to have a few major sources which dominate (smelters, electrical generating stations), the sources of particulate matter are extremely varied. The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) was designed to capture the emissions of large sources of pollutants; small sources are not required to report. Beyond the issue of particle size, there is the issue of particle composition. There are indications that some particles are much more “active” in causing health responses than others.
Using data compiled by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Taking Stock 1997), Inco alone accounts for 20 % of all of the arsenic emitted in North America, 13 % of the lead and 30 % of the nickel. Although it is not strictly fair to compare a nickel-copper smelter to a lead smelter, by so doing one can get an idea of how poor the containment of lead is at Copper Cliff. 7 metric 2 A History of Air Quality Management tons of lead at Copper Cliff with a smelter production of 238,500 metric tons of nickel-copper matte.
Border working toward defining the extent and magnitude of the biological and chemical effects on surface waters of eastern North America. In 1975, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) received $134 million (USD) per year for research on environmental issues associated with current energy production and use as well as the energy technologies under development for use in the future. Of course, air quality research received a major portion of this budget. However, it was also significant that 2 A History of Air Quality Management acid rain research was specifically identified in this budget to receive approximately $12 million.