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Press Releases and Media (and Multimedia)

Secret EPA Deal Allows Marketing of Wood Containing Highly Toxic Hexavalent Chromium (7/5/06)

Naples Daily News 2004 Series on Creosote (May 25, 2004)

Streaming Video - The Arsenic Threat: Pressure Treated Wood, CBS affiliate WWMT-3 in Michigan highlights dangers of wood preservatives (August 1, 2003)

Hearing to Immediately Ban Wood Preservative Pentachlorophenol Set for January 21, 2003 in Federal District Court (January 17, 2003)

Labor, Environmental Groups and Victims Sue EPA to Ban Arsenic and Dioxin-Laden Wood Preservatives (December 10, 2002)

Beyond Pesticides Petitions EPA to Send Billions of Board Feet of Arsenic-Treated Wood to Hazardous Waste Landfills (July 22, 2002)

Groups Tell EPA to Stop Sale of Arsenic-Treated Wood During Public Comment Period (March 22, 2002)

Environmental, Health Groups Petition EPA to Ban Creosote Wood Preservatives, Groups Cite High Risk to Workers and Public, and Viable Alternatives (February 26, 2002)

Victims of Wood Preservatives Want Them Fully Banned (February 12, 2002)

Public Interest Groups Tell EPA to Fully Protect Public from Wood Preservatives (February 7, 2002)

Reports Circulating on Industry Deal to Phase-out Arsenic Treated Wood, Environmentalists and Public Health Advocates Call for Comprehensive Action (January 31, 2002)

Environmental, Health Groups Petition EPA to Ban Hazardous Wood Preservatives: Groups Cite High Risk to Children from Treated Playground Equipment, Utility Poles (December 20, 2001)

Beyond Pesticides Asks EPA Administrator Whitman to Immediately Suspend Registration of Wood Preservatives, Calls on Governors to Initiate Phase-out (April 19, 2001)

Environmentalists Ask Governor Bush to Take Additional Steps to Protect Florida From Health Effects of Wood Preservatives (April 18, 2001)

Statement of Jay Feldman, Executive Director Beyond Pesticides on Utility Pole Pollution (March 16, 2000)

EPA report indicates North Carolina's soil threatened by poison from over 2 million utility poles (March 16, 2000)

Victims of Exposure to Toxic Wood Preservatives Tell Their Stories of Illness and Frustration (October 4, 2001)

EPA Data Find High Cancer Risk from Wood Utility Poles Treated with Poisons (December 16, 1999)

Streaming Video - PBS Television Spotlight on Environment: Wood Preservatives
Produced by Larry Cohen of Trivue Entertainment for the Public Broadcasting Service (1997)
Also available in large screen version (40 Mb). Viewing these videos requires QuickTime.

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