Legislation banning the use of coal tar sealants on asphalt driveways and parking areas in Wisconsin will yield some fairly quick results, according to a member of the Clean Water Action Council. The state assembly unanimously approved AB 797 banning the sale of sealants containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Dean Hoegger, CWAC President and Executive Director, says there will be residual effects on ground and surface water locations. But the positive impacts of the ban will be seen quickly.
Assembly Bill 797 is one of four bills approved to improve water quality. Senate Bill 716, which would also ban coal tar sealants, is now being scheduled for consideration in the Wisconsin State Senate.