Thursday, March 29, 2012
Falcon Heights Sets Its Sights on Being Coal Tar Free
This week the City of Falcon Heights, Minnesota became the 15th community in Minnesota to ban the use of coal tar pavement sealants. Falcon Heights (pop. about 5,500) is a Minneapolis suburb and contains much of the University of Minnesota within its corporate limits.
The Council considered the issue with a positive staff recommendation, minimal fiscal impact expected and the fact that a major local sealant company recently agree to end the use of coal tar sealant (see story here).
The ban is effective immediately.