Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 17:31:28 -0700
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Subject: Re: wood preservatives & well contamination
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There are a number of instances of superfund sites impacted with creosote and other wood preserving chemicals, most with groundwater contamination. A good place to check would be EPA’s website.  In the Mid Atlantic, EPA Region 3, see the following links:

For creosot ePCP

For arsenicals

Lots of info and links to other sites (e.g.;, ATSDR public health assessments)


William C. Looney

Senior Program Manager


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11425 W. Lake Park Drive, Suite 100

Milwaukee, WI 53224

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of R L Vance/FS/VCU
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2010 4:03 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] wood preservatives & well contamination

Anyone know of instances of well contamination resulting from the application of wood preservative to telephone or electric poles near the well?

Leonard Vance, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Va. 23298-0212
(804) 628-2513

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