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Bill would ban use of coal-tar asphalt coatings

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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Bills to force lead out of schools, child-care centers, draw scrutiny

A pair of bills meant to force schools and child-care centers to rid buildings of lead pipes and other infrastructure could see changes after concerns were aired Wednesday about how burdensome the new proposed mandate could prove for schools.

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