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Re: [greenyes] Potential hazards of reuse of railroad ties


RR's skirt the disposal problems by selling the old ties to anyone who wants
them, namely homeowners, landscapers, builder supply houses...and there's no
shortage of buyers...at least not here in Northwest Arkansas anyway.

Stephan




----- Original Message -----
From: "Michele Raymond" <michele@no.address>
To: <Priselac.Adrienne@no.address>; <greenyes@no.address>
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2004 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [greenyes] Potential hazards of reuse of railroad ties


> I know that you are not supposed to put creosote treated wood in MSW
landfills.
>
> Railroad ties and telephone poles use creosote.
>
> You can make them out of plastic, but its more expensive
>
> Michele Raymond
>
> At 09:18 AM 4/30/2004 -0700, Priselac.Adrienne@no.address wrote:
>
>
>
>
> >Looking for specific information about the potential toxics and/or
> >dangers of reusing railroad ties for construction or generally what
> >railroad ties are treated with?
> >
> >Thanks for any insight.
> >
> >Adrienne Priselac
> >US EPA Region 9
> >Office of Solid Waste and Pollution Prevention
> >(415)972-3285
> >priselac.adrienne@no.address
> >http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/solid/
> >
> >
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