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Pollutant Emissions / 2014 70% open


What data is expected?

Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (xlsx, JSON)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as "The Environmental Protection Agency manages the National Ambient Air Quality Network. Air quality monitoring and assessments are made" [at a variety of locations listed on the website] published by Environmental Protection Agency)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Data are available as discussed here Access to Information on the Environment, also read the SAFER Conditions of Download and Access

The data are available in Bulk see here

Reviewer comments

I have reviewed the submission and the comments, I have added the necessary information and have adjusted the responses accordingly.



  • Tracey P. Lauriault


  • Denis Parfenov