Second Ward, Minneapolis

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Friday, August 03, 2012

Coal Tar Sealants Banned in Mpls

The Council has passed an ordinance, supported by the Citizens Environmental Advisory Committee, which bans coal tar-based sealants from being sold or used on any driveway or parking lot in Minneapolis.  The purpose of this ban is to keep Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons – toxic chemicals present in coal tar sealants but not alternative sealant products – out of our lakes, streams and river.  I enthusiastically supported this ordinance, and commend Council Member Colvin Roy for taking the lead on it.


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