Sources of dioxins and furans in Australia - Air emissions
About the report
Since the first publication in May 1998 of the report, "Sources of Dioxins and Furans in Australia: Air Emissions", some additional Australian data on emissions from cement and lime production has been provided by the Cement Industry Federation and reviewed by Pacific Air & Environment, the principal authors of the original report. The information from this industry sector has been included in this Revised Edition.
Pacific Air & Environment was commissioned by Environment Australia’s Environment Protection Group (EPG) to investigate the sources of polychlorinated dioxin and polychlorinated furan emissions in Australia. These two compound groups form two of the twelve persistent organic pollutants (POPs) short-listed in 1995 for an international investigation by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council. This report will form part of a larger global study which aims at identifying, quantifying and recommending technologies and strategies for the reduction of risks to human health and the environment arising from the environmental release of the twelve key POPs. Throughout the remainder of the report polychlorinated dibenzodioxin and dibenzofuran will be referred to as CDD and CDF, respectively.