Canadian mineral industry's discharges to surface and groundwater 2005-2014

Discharges to surface and groundwater from Canada's mineral industry from 2005 to 2014 (in metric tons)*

Canadian mineral industry's discharges to surface and groundwater 2005-2014 This statistic shows the total discharges to surface and groundwater in Canada from the mineral industry from 2005 to 2014. In 2014, the combined discharges of arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, selenium, antimony, chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, mercury, thallium, vanadium, and zinc to groundwater and surface water from the mining/mineral industry in Canada amounted to 43,355.7 metric tons, an amount much larger than usual because of the Mount Polley dam breach that happened in British Columbia that year, which contributed 41,040.1 metric tons of the total discharges to water in that year.
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Discharges to surface and groundwater from Canada's mineral industry from 2005 to 2014 (in metric tons)*

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Discharges in metric tons
2005 304.5
2006 261.2
2007 190.2
2008 256.6
2009 268.9
2010 193.5
2011 265.4
2012 226
2013 310
201443,355.7
Discharges in metric tons
2005 304.5
2006 261.2
2007 190.2
2008 256.6
2009 268.9
2010 193.5
2011 265.4
2012 226
2013 310
201443,355.7
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This statistic shows the total discharges to surface and groundwater in Canada from the mineral industry from 2005 to 2014. In 2014, the combined discharges of arsenic, cadmium, lead, nickel, selenium, antimony, chromium, cobalt, copper, manganese, mercury, thallium, vanadium, and zinc to groundwater and surface water from the mining/mineral industry in Canada amounted to 43,355.7 metric tons, an amount much larger than usual because of the Mount Polley dam breach that happened in British Columbia that year, which contributed 41,040.1 metric tons of the total discharges to water in that year.
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