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New Science, Old Tricks and Progress: 2014 Coal Tar Video Review New Science, Old Tricks and Progress: 2014 Coal Tar Video Review

From dramatic new research showing Austin's recovery from coal tar pollution to old industry myths to real progress in reducing co...

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Righting the Politics of Coal Tar Righting the Politics of Coal Tar

While industry hasn't been shy to hide behind political skirts before, they are now using them to attack the science of sealant pollut...

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Coal Tar Inspiration from Toxic Hot Seat Coal Tar Inspiration from Toxic Hot Seat

Even if you've read the Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-nominated, expose on the use of flame retardants in furniture and mattre...

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MN & NonProfit Work to Reduce Coal Tar Sealcoat Use in Great Lakes Region MN & NonProfit Work to Reduce Coal Tar Sealcoat Use in Great Lakes Region

This post was co-authored by Al Innes of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Cheryl Kallio of Freshwater Future and copied f...

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 Congressman, Mayor Honor Bashara for Coal Tar Sealer Efforts Congressman, Mayor Honor Bashara for Coal Tar Sealer Efforts

Tom Bashara, left, with Dr. Peter Van Metre of the USGS c.2008. Tom Bashara, who was the first to attribute increasing pollution concent...

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First Canadian Actions to Reduce Coal Tar Sealer Use First Canadian Actions to Reduce Coal Tar Sealer Use

While there have been several research studies in Canada about coal tar sealer pollution in the last few years, no one has taken action to...

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Western Michigan Communities Stop Coal Tar Sealer Use Western Michigan Communities Stop Coal Tar Sealer Use

Western Michigan has recently seen an uptick in activity to curb the use of coal tar sealers. In the last two months Whitehall Township, t...

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Scariest Part of Halloween? The Coating on the Driveway Not the Candy Scariest Part of Halloween? The Coating on the Driveway Not the Candy

Researchers have found the some ingredients found in typical Halloween candy can have coal tar derivatives. Some found that one family of ...

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When Popular Isn't Good Enough When Popular Isn't Good Enough

Ah the accolades of peers! ....the adoration of the masses! Sometimes it just isn't good enough! Don't get me wrong. I'm n...

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Revealing Toxic Skin Exposure Revealing Toxic Skin Exposure

Maybe you've seen the headlines across the country discussing the problems with coal tar pavement sealer. This video demonstrates an eas...

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A Late Summer Reminder from the State of Minnesota A Late Summer Reminder from the State of Minnesota

From the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: This is a good time to educate members of your community about the environmental and health...

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 New Ban Puts Winnetka on Track Toward a Cleaner Future New Ban Puts Winnetka on Track Toward a Cleaner Future

Tonight the Village Council of Winnetka stood firm with many of their residents and against heavy lobbying by the coal tar sealer industr...

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It's Not a Complicated Story It's Not a Complicated Story

It seems like a lot of information, but you know it's not a complicated story . It's not subtle . There's not ...

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DC Coal Tar Ban Nearing a Half Million Square Feet of Cleaned Parking Lots, Less Toxic Chemicals in Environment DC Coal Tar Ban Nearing a Half Million Square Feet of Cleaned Parking Lots, Less Toxic Chemicals in Environment

Last week we tweeted out the following good news story from the District of Columbia's Department of the Environment, but sometimes a t...

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Austin Board: Coal Tar Ban Success Demands a National Response Austin Board: Coal Tar Ban Success Demands a National Response

Late last month Austin's Environmental Board unanimously voted to modify the City's federal legislative agenda to include a nati...

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Great Coal Tar News from a Most Unexpected Place: China Great Coal Tar News from a Most Unexpected Place: China

From the world's largest producer of coal tar, China, comes a glimmer of hope and perhaps better times ahead for the Chinese people....

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Video Summary of Austin's Water Quality Improvements Video Summary of Austin's Water Quality Improvements

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Seeing Asthma Through Tar-Tinted Glasses Seeing Asthma Through Tar-Tinted Glasses

Ever meet that gregarious sort that moves through a crowd, not just greeting folks, but dispensing encouragement like rain to a parched gr...

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2014 Asphalt vs Coal Tar Sealer Prices: Costs Outpace Inflation 2014 Asphalt vs Coal Tar Sealer Prices: Costs Outpace Inflation

This year the price of driveway sealcoat continues its climb over previous years. Both coal tar and asphalt-based products saw the largest p...

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US News & World Report Picks Up on Austin's Ban Success US News & World Report Picks Up on Austin's Ban Success

Yesterday US News and World Report covered the recent USGS study showing the levels of toxic chemicals in Austin's lake sediments h...

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Doggett: USGS Coal Tar Report Wake Up Call for America Doggett: USGS Coal Tar Report Wake Up Call for America

From the desk of Congressman Lloyd Doggett: I am writing to share some good news about efforts to combat carcinogens. I recently...

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Study: Austin Emerging From Coal Tar Sealer Stupor Study: Austin Emerging From Coal Tar Sealer Stupor

Downtown Austin as viewed from Lake Bird Lake in 2013. A groundbreaking, new study just released by the USGS (United States Geological ...

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Recommended Summer Read: Toms River Recommended Summer Read: Toms River

Last weekend, my wife and I did a 2,000 mile drive for a wedding. With a hectic schedule leading up to our departure, I quickly downloaded...

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