Major Emitters

2015 PRTR Sectors and top 5 PRTR data major emitters and off-site waste transfers with comparison to 2014 PRTR data (selected pollutants shown)

 Table showing 2015 PRTR Sectors and top 5 PRTR data major emitters and off-site waste transfers with comparison to 2014 PRTR data

Air Releases 

Nitrogen oxides (NOx/No2)
Sector Licenced Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2014 kg/annuam 2015
Energy P0605-03 Electricyt Supply Board (Moneypoint) 100,000 3,364,900 5,381,400
Mineral industry P0378-02 Quinn Cement LImited 100,000 1,761,277 1,291,234
Mineral industry P0030-04 Irish Cement LImited (Platin) 100,000 1,112,138 1,212,463
Mineral industry P0029-03 Irish Cement Limited (Limerick) 100,000 799,401 1,210,543
Chemical P0035-06 Aughinish Alumina 100,000 1,022,000 933,293

 

Sulphur oxides (Sox /So2)     
Sector Licenced Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2014 kg/annum 2015
Energy Sector P0605-03

Electricity Supply Board (Moneypoint)

 150,000 4,131,100   3,365,100
Energy sector P0482-04 Edenderry Power Limited  150,000 976,200   1,143,400
Mineral industry P0376-02 Premier Periclase Limited   150,000 948,453   759,643
Food and Beverage  P0393-03

Kerry Ingredients (Ireland) Limited (Listowel) 

 150,000 250,077  314,525
Energy Sector  P0610-02 Electricity Supply Board (Lough Ree Power)   150,000 316,370   297,919

 

Carbon dioxide (CO2)     
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2014 kg/annum 2015
Energy sector P0605-03 Electricity Supply Board (Moneypont) 100,000 3,779,856,214 4,528,856,674
Chemical sector P0035-06 Aughinish Alumina Limited 100,000 1,304,815,000 1,301,947,078
Energy sector P0486-02 Synergen Power Limited 100,000 1,094,267,170 1,137,015,282
Energy sector P0611-02 Electricity Supply Board (West Offaly Power) 100,000 1,177,033,000 1,105,804,212
Mineral industry P0030-04 Irish Cement Limited (Platin) 100,000 841,412,000 869,546,000

 

Methane (CH4)     
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2014 kg/annum 2015
Waste and wastewater management W0012-03 Kinsale Road Landfill 100,000 3,435,454 3,272,100
Waste and wastewater management W0014-01 Silliot Hill Landfill  100,000  3,297,293  3,172,739 
Waste and wastewater management W0009-03  Balleally Landfill  100,000  2,958,409  1,936,548 
Waste and wastewater management W0178-02  East Galway Residual Landfill Site  100,000  1,655,187  1,467,855 
Waste and wastewater management W0146-02  Knockharley Landfill  100,000  1,309,290  1,442,267 

 

Ammonia (NH3)     
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2014 kg/annum 2015
Intensive livestock production and acquaculture P0408-01 Mr Donal Brady 10,000 40,000 56,800
Intensive livestock production and acquaculture P0433-01 Mr Brian Kiernan 10,000 58,421 52,261
Intensive livestock production and acquaculture P0396-01 Mr Maurice O'Brien 10,000 44,649 49,005
Intensive livestock production and acquaculture P0526-03 Luke Bogue Enterprises Limited 10,000 46,005 45,974
Intensive livestock production and acquaculture P0410-01 Fenor Farms 10,000 45,114 45,123

Water Releases 

Total nitrogen    
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2014 kg/annum 2015
Waste and wastewater management D0034-01 Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant 50,000 2,543,981 3,205,575
Waste and wastewater management D0033-01 Cork City Waste Water Treatment Plant 50,000 874,209 816,784
Waste and wastewater management D0038-01 Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant  50,000  433,565  407,023
Waste and wastewater management D0022-01  Waterford City Waste Water Treatment Plant  50,000  178,029  265,199 
Waste and wastewater management D0004-02 Leixlip City Waste Water Treatment Plant  50,000  below plant capacity threshold  182,505 

 

Total phosphorus   
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Threshold kg kg/annum 2014 kg/annum 2015
Waste and wastewater management D0034-01 Ringsend Waste Water Treatment Plant 5,000 584,013 613,235
Waste and wastewater management D0033-01 Cork City Waste Water Treatment Plant 5,000 92,256 88,514
Waste and wastewater management D0013-01 Limerick City Waste Water Treatment Plant  5,000  34,762 42,861
Waste and wastewater management D0038-01  Shanganagh Waste Water Treatment Plant  5,000  32,876 41,028
Waste and wastewater management D0022-01 Waterford City Waste Water Treatment Plant  5,000  46,834 26,939

Waste Transfers

Hazardous waste transfers inside the country - sent for recovery
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2014 Total tonnes 2015
Waste and wastewater management W0050-02 Veolia Environmental Servies Technical Solutions Ltd 6,390 4,050
Waste and wastewater management W0036-02 Indaver Ireland Limited (Tolka Quay Road), Dublin Port  1,130 2,010
Other activities P0207-04  Intel Ireland Limited 768 1,860 
Chemical Industry P0012-05  Roche Ireland Limited 1,660 1,670
Chemical Industry P0006-03 Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited  3,350  1,640 

 

Hazardous waste transfers inside the country - sent for disposal
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2014 Total tonnes 2015
Other activities P0207-04 Intel Ireland Limited 1,400 3,280
Chemical Industry P0552-02 Swords Laboratories Trading As Birstol Myers Squibb Cruiserath 50.9 1,790
Chemical Industry P0014-04 Swords Laboratories 2,850 1,450
Chemical Industry P0012-05 Roche Ireland Limited 605 1,200
Production and processing of metals P0690-02 C&F Automotive Limited 397 549

 

Hazardous waste transfers outside the country - sent for recovery
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2014 Total tonnes 2015
Waste and wastewater management W0167-03 Indavar ireland Limited (Duleek) 9,940 12,300
Chemical Industry P0013-04 Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals (Ringaskiddy) 6,370 8,030
Waste and watewater management W0192-03 Rilta Environmental Limited 8,340 7,310
Waste and watewater management W0050-02 Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions Limited 4,210 6,970
Waste and watewater management W0113-04 KMK Metals Recycling Limited 5,230 6,270

 

Hazardous waste transfers outside the country - sent for disposal
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2014 Total tonnes 2015
Waste and wastewater management W0192-03 Rilta Environmental Limited 15,500 15,900
Chemical Industry P0013-04 Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals (Ringaskiddy) 10,400 11,800
Waste and watewater management W0050-02 Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions Ltd 4,760 8,090
Waste and watewater management W0036-02 Indaver Ireland Lmited (Tolda Quay Road) 2,670 4,880
Chemical Industry P0016-02 Janssen Pharmaceutical 1,910 3,010

 

Non-hazardous waste transfers - sent for disposal
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2014 Total tonnes 2015
Waste and wastewater management W0012-03 Kinsale Road Landfill 119,000 98,400
Waste and wastewater management W0053-03 Starrus Eco Holdings Limited (Fassaroe) 67,500 65,500
Waste and watewater management W0192-03 Rilta Environmental Limited 57,500 57,900
Waste and watewater management W0067-02 Rathroeen Landfill 41,600 53,500
Waste and wastewater management W0013-01 Carrowbrowne Landfill Site 30,000 49,400

 

Non-hazardous waste transfers - sent for recovery
Sector Licence Code Facility Name Total tonnes 2014 Total tonnes 2015
Waste and wastewater management W0044-02 Thornton's Recycling Centre 217,000 229,000
Waste and wastewater management W0140-04 Nurendale (Rathdrinagh) 130,000 176,000
Waste and watewater management W0003-03 Ballymount Baling Station 165,000 168,000
Waste and watewater management W0205-01 Greyhound Recycling & Recovery 162,000 150,000
Waste and wastewater management W0039-02 Nurendale (Ballymount Cross) 105,000 107,000