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They are treated with pentachlorphenol, chromated copper arsenate, creosote or copper azole with severe environmental consequences.
The site became contaminated after decades-long wood-treating activities using chromated copper arsenate (CCA).
INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1 Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1 Disclaimers 2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3 Creosote 4 Pentachlorophenol (PCP) 4 Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) 4 Others 4 2.
This collection of 26 papers cover environmental impacts, assessment and management of human health risks, and end-of-life management and impacts with such topics as the impact of chromated copper arsenate, production and management in Europe, Asia and Oceania, study designs for environmental impacts, leaching of chemicals and the impact on the soil, modeling for leaching of inorganic components, effects on soil and water, the cost of human exposure to chromated copper arsentate, methods of evaluating contamination, risks to children, identification and disposal of treated woods, biomediation through bacteria and other removal techniques, and disposal in landfills.
Treated Wood in Transition: Less Toxic Options in Preserved and Protected Wood" surveys the regulatory, legal and business aspects of what has happened in the treated wood market since chromated copper arsenate (CCA) was taken off the market in early 2004.
Though chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated wood was phased out of residential use in 2003, arsenic from wood already in use will likely leach into the environment for years to come, possibly threatening groundwater.
Mixed C&D recyclers have also been striving to keep wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) out of their end products for several years, as the arsenic contained in CCA is undesirable in boiler fuel shipments and in mulch.
Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) was widely used as a treatment against rot and insect damage until it was eliminated from use on residential wood on December 31, 2003.