Chemical Substance Management

Amount of PRTR-Regulated Substances Released and Transferred (SUMCO Group [Japan])

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  • *The figure for each year shows the amount of released or transferred substances during the preceding year from April through March.

The Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (Law concerning Pollutant Release and Transfer Register / PRTR Law) requires businesses to report the amounts of any designated chemical substances released into the environment or transferred.
In 2018, there were 12 substances subject to reporting under the PRTR Law. The majority of these were substances contained in cleaning agents and fuels.

List of Substances Subject to PRTR Reporting (Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances: 1 ton or more per year; Specific Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances: 0.5 tons or more per year)
Period covered: April 2017 to March 2018

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(t per year)
Ordi-
nance No.
Name of Class 1 Designated Chemical Substance Amount handled Amount released Amount transferred
Atmos-
phere
Public waters Soil Landfill Sewerage Waste
20 2-aminoethanol 14.4 0.00 0.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
30 Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) 1.9 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
71 Ferric chloride 6.9 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
80 Xylene 63.6 1.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.30
88 Hexavalent chromium compound 0.7 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.70
296 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene 70.9 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
300 Toluene 7.6 6.70 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.86
332 Arsenic and its inorganic compound 0.9 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
374 Hydrogen fluoride and its water-soluble salts 658.6 0.45 5.83 0.00 0.00 0.00 303.10
407 Poly (oxyethylene) alkyl ether 18.1 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.60
410 Poly (oxyethylene) nonylphenyl ether 56.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 56.00
438 Methylnaphthalene 9.0 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 908.6 8.52 5.91 0.00 0.00 0.00 364.55
  • *The amount handled is not equal to the total amount released and transferred because some substances were released after decomposition and detoxification.