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Chicago Area Watershed Group Adds Another Million Citizens Under Government Use Restrictions Chicago Area Watershed Group Adds Another Million Citizens Under Government Use Restrictions

**Editor's Note: See Chicagoland: Home to the Most Toxic Creeks in the US? for an update on this story. In an unprecedented move, ...

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Cancer Risks of Coal Tar Sealants Exposed Cancer Risks of Coal Tar Sealants Exposed

As reported early on this site, a Baylor University toxicologist has run the numbers for cancer risk for children exposed to dust and soi...

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California on the Road to Being Coal Tar Free California on the Road to Being Coal Tar Free

The transportation agency for the State of California, CalTrans, has committed to be coal tar free!  Some have said that coal tar sealants...

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Prominent Industry Group Changes Position on Bans Prominent Industry Group Changes Position on Bans

According to the publication, Inside EPA , the National Pavement Contractors' Association (NPCA) will no longer oppose coal tar sealan...

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I Guess Sealants are Sexy After All! I Guess Sealants are Sexy After All!

  About the time that Austin, TX was considering the nation's first ban of coal tar pavement sealants, a local reporter pointed out ...

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A Source of Toxic PAH-llution A Source of Toxic PAH-llution

Article from the Fall 2011 Estuary News of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Ever cringe while watching a video from the ’50s ...

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UConn PAH Seminar: Human Cancer Risks Federally "Unacceptable;" More New Challenges for Coal Tar Sealants UConn PAH Seminar: Human Cancer Risks Federally "Unacceptable;" More New Challenges for Coal Tar Sealants

For the first time, a toxicologist has publicly presented the probable risks to children exposed to soil and dust tracked into homes from ...

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Edina Becomes Minnesota's 13th Community to Ban Coal Tar Sealants Edina Becomes Minnesota's 13th Community to Ban Coal Tar Sealants

Last night Edina, Minnesota, in spite of pressure from industry, passed a ban of coal tar pavement sealants.  With a population over 47,00...

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Sealant Removal Video Now Available from Washington, D.C. Sealant Removal Video Now Available from Washington, D.C.

As reported recently on this blog , this video shows last month's remediation of a coal tar sealant ban violation in Washington,...

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12th Minnesota Town Says "NO" to Coal Tar Sealants 12th Minnesota Town Says "NO" to Coal Tar Sealants

  Tonight the City of Inver Grove Heights passed a ban of coal tar pavement sealants.   With over 578 stormwater ponds that collect...

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DC Ban Violator Successfully Removes Toxic Sealant! DC Ban Violator Successfully Removes Toxic Sealant!

The District of Columbia's Department of the Environment has completed their first remediation of a violation of their coal tar seal...

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Austin Ban Illustrates Prudent Pollution Prevention According to National Research Council Austin Ban Illustrates Prudent Pollution Prevention According to National Research Council

I came across this report I read several years ago that is just as pertinent today as it was in 2008 and thought I would share it with the r...

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"Don't Use Coal Tar on Asphalt Pavement," Respected Asphalt Institute Recommends "Don't Use Coal Tar on Asphalt Pavement," Respected Asphalt Institute Recommends

The respected Asphalt Institute, which provides research and technical assistance to pavement managers and designer engineers primar...

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Hear from Experts at Nov. 18th Seminar/Free Webinar on PAHs and Coal Tar Sealants Hear from Experts at Nov. 18th Seminar/Free Webinar on PAHs and Coal Tar Sealants

If you've had any questions about the topic of this website, mark this day on your calendar.  This seminar represents a first assembla...

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Cleanup Costs "Huge Problem;" Drives Another Minnesota Town Toward a Coal Tar Sealant Ban Cleanup Costs "Huge Problem;" Drives Another Minnesota Town Toward a Coal Tar Sealant Ban

With more municipal coal tar sealant bans than any other state in the US, another Minnesota community is moving toward passage of a ban.  T...

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New EPA Runoff Study Says Coal Tar Sealant Bans Maybe Most Cost-Effective Way to Control Pollution New EPA Runoff Study Says Coal Tar Sealant Bans Maybe Most Cost-Effective Way to Control Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed their runoff report as was promised to Congressman Lloyd Doggett 2 years ago.  The offic...

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Austin School District Nears Landmark Decision on Coal Tar Sealants Austin School District Nears Landmark Decision on Coal Tar Sealants

Over two years ago Austin's school district (AISD) committed to investigate the use of coal tar pavement sealants "as soon as pos...

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EPA Shows Toxicity of Coal Tar Sealants in Controlled Study EPA Shows Toxicity of Coal Tar Sealants in Controlled Study

The much-anticipated EPA analysis of coal tar sealant runoff at Edison, New Jersey is now available.  Actually the preliminary results we...

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Cleveland Rocks!  Park District Avoids Coal Tar Use Cleveland Rocks! Park District Avoids Coal Tar Use

Cleveland has long been a symbol of America struggling to emerge out of our industrial past.  Some of the most polluted streams from coal ...

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Congressman Doggett: New EPA Coal Tar Study Supports Further Action Congressman Doggett: New EPA Coal Tar Study Supports Further Action

Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX) revealed on Wednesday that the results of a new EPA study of coal tar pavement sealants support the need &q...

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Chicago Suburb Steers Away From Coal Tar Sealant Use Chicago Suburb Steers Away From Coal Tar Sealant Use

The Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois recently opened bids for transportation projects and announced that coal tar sealants would not b...

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Are Hot Tar Cities Increasing Our Energy Bills While Decreasing Our Air Quality? Are Hot Tar Cities Increasing Our Energy Bills While Decreasing Our Air Quality?

Research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) indicates that they definitely are.  In partnership with the EPA, LBL has st...

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Even Seven Devils Warn Against Using Coal Tar Sealants! Even Seven Devils Warn Against Using Coal Tar Sealants!

The Town of Seven Devils warns against the use of coal tar pavement sealants.  Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North C...

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Badger State Ban Breakers Face Bigger Bills Badger State Ban Breakers Face Bigger Bills

Earlier this summer, Dane County, Wisconsin approved tougher fines for violators of their coal tar sealant ban.  The ban in Dane Coun...

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Today Health Recommendation: Keep Toxins Out of Your House; Stop Using Coal Tar Sealants Today Health Recommendation: Keep Toxins Out of Your House; Stop Using Coal Tar Sealants

In collaboration with Rodale Press, this recommendation comes from the Today Show Health website.  The title of the article is 5 Toxic...

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Just the FAQ's Now Available Just the FAQ's Now Available

With a growing site of information about the problem of coal tar sealant pollution, it seemed reasonable to put together an FAQ or "F...

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A Worry-Free Guide to Implementing a Coal Tar Sealant Ban A Worry-Free Guide to Implementing a Coal Tar Sealant Ban

I've heard a lot of speculation over the last few years about how difficult it is to implement a ban of coal tar sealants.  Most of ...

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Oh Canada Passes Coal Tar Sealant Ban! Oh Canada Passes Coal Tar Sealant Ban!

Well sort of. Actually the City of Little Canada's City Council passed a coal tar sealant ban in late July. Little Canada (populatio...

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Busting Sealant Myths: "Purity" of Refined Coal Tar Busting Sealant Myths: "Purity" of Refined Coal Tar

In the days gone by, adults looked for an easier way to explain that awkward question from a child "where do babies come from?&quo...

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Industry Whiffs at Ban Veto Pitch in Suffolk County Industry Whiffs at Ban Veto Pitch in Suffolk County

Representatives of the coal tar sealant industry failed yesterday in their attempt to overturn a coal tar sealant ban passed by the Suf...

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Industry Seeks, Gains Delay of Sealant Ban Industry Seeks, Gains Delay of Sealant Ban

Reminiscent of a horror movie when you thought it was over and the monster was dead, in comes the industry making their patented breaks wi...

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Roseville, MN: No More Peddling Coal Tar Here! Roseville, MN: No More Peddling Coal Tar Here!

Earlier today the City of Roseville, Minnesota (pop. 33,660) passed a ban of coal tar containing pavement products.  It becomes the tenth ...

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