Town of Sturgeon Bay board members will learn of some dangers of using coal tar sealants for asphalt road resurfacing. Coal tar sealants contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, also know as PAHs, which are known carcinogens. In fact, the sealants can contain up to 70,000 parts-per-million of PAHs compared with an average of 50 parts-per-million in asphalt. Dean Hoegger :: HOH-GUR :: with the Clean Water Action Council says as the sealants wear away they can easily put children at risk.
The State of Minnesota and many Wisconsin communities, including the City of Green Bay, have already banned the use of coal tar sealants. Hoegger will discuss coal tar sealant dangers when the Town of Sturgeon Bay board meets September 2nd at the town hall on Tacoma Beach Road at 7:00 PM.
(photo courtesy of CleanWisconsin.org)