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Reapproval of Creosote Signaled by EPA

Reapproval of Creosote Signaled by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its scientifically based determination approving creosote for continued use as a FIFRA wood preservative to pressure-treat railroad crossties, utility poles, marine and foundation piling, timber and other wood products. EPA’s Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) was announced in a Federal Register notice published on Nov. 19, 2008. Members of the Creosote Council spent more than $12 million conducting state-of-the-art health and safety...

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Creosote Council Responds to New York – New Jersey Legislation on Creosote-Treated Marine and Foundation Piling

Creosote Council Responds to New York – New Jersey Legislation on Creosote-Treated Marine and Foundation Piling

In the September/October 2007 issue of Crossties, the Railway Ties Association magazine, the Creosote Council responded to New York and New Jersey’s legislation prohibiting future installation of creosote-treated marine or foundation piling. “In July 2007, both New York and New Jersey enacted legislation prohibiting future installation of creosote-treated marine or foundation piling. Those bills were the product of politics, not science. Even though the Creosote Council (CCIII) mounted an...

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