Tell EPA to Fully Protect Public from Wood Preservatives
Beyond Pesticides believes that EPA's announcement to phase out arsenic-treated wood will not fully protect the public. Beyond Pesticides expressed the following concerns in a meeting with EPA on February 6th: 1) Phase out is too long; It should be technically feasible by the end of this year; 2) The voluntary cancellation does not include industrial uses of CCA, such as utility poles and marine pilings; and 3) Risk assessments will be stopped as part of their closed-door negotiations with the wood preservatives industry. Furthermore, EPA has not yet addressed safe disposal methods or how they will deal with existing structures made with CCA.
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