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MEDPOL; Releases, emissions and sources of pollutants in the Mediterranean region. As assessment of 2003-2008 trends; 2012.
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Major industrial sectors emitting metals in the Mediterranean region
In the Mediterranean countries, according to the National Baseline Budget (NBB) inventory, atmospheric emissions of metals
are mostly related to the cement industry (Hg, Cu), production
of energy (As, Cd, Ni) and the metal industry (Pb, Zn). Water
releases appear to be mostly related to the fertiliser industry
(Hg, As, Pb), metal industry (Ni, Zn) and wastewater treatment
plants (Cd, Cu), with important contributions also from the energy sector and the chemical industry. Oil refining is the main
source of chrome releases, both to air and water (UNEP/MAP/