European PRTR activated in November 2009

Similarly to Germany, the EU also activated its own Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR). On 9 November 2009 the EU launched open online access at to information about the pollutant loads and waste volumes of more than 24,000 industrial facilities in the 27 EU Member States, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The same 91 pollutants and 65 sectors of industry in the German PRTR are reported in the E-PRTR (see also here).         
Read the EU Press release and a press release by the European Environment Agency about the launch of the E-PRTR.