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Bill would ban use of coal-tar asphalt coatings (access required)

isconsin lawmakers are looking to ban the use of coal-tar-based asphalt sealants, a material that’s often employed in pavement projects but is also blamed linked to cancer and pollution. Recently introduced legislation, Senate Bill 716 and Assembly Bill 797, calls for a statewide ban on the use and sale of coal-tar-based sealants and other materials containing high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs. PAHs are known to cause health troubles and environmental damage.

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The sexy side of asphalt

By Jeff Moore Asphalt holds our roads together (somewhat), smells really nice and has more than 100 household uses. And I honestly don’t care one bit about it, at least the kind we use on our streets, walkways and such. ...

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