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Re: E-M:/ feedback plz: Recycled Asphalt ?



Rita,

Petroleum distillates are a concern.
But of even more of a concern is the possibility that the asphalt has been "cut" with toxic waste.
The illegal disposal of toxics in oil recycling plants and asphalt has been a problem elsewhere.
There is probably a lot more about this than I know. Google it.
But recycled asphalt doesn't sound like a good deal for blind children.

Chris Bedford

On Mar 1, 2006, at 9:54 AM, Rita Jack wrote:

<x-tad-smaller>Dear Michigan,</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>Are there issues related to using recycled asphalt to cover a hill?  “</x-tad-smaller><x-tad-smaller>A friend rents land from the state in Greenville to run a camp for blind children. The state is going to make some improvements to the land and one of the things is to put recycled asphalt over a hill. It’s been suggested that they use limestone instead but they want to use the asphalt instead. He is wondering what kind of leaching concern there is, and says there is a pristine stream nearby.” </x-tad-smaller>
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<x-tad-smaller>I don’t know the nature of the “improvements”, unfortunately.  Can anyone offer advice or feedback about this?  It seems like asphalt would contain a whole lotta car-related petroleum chemicals and ground-up tire bits. </x-tad-smaller>
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<x-tad-smaller>Thanks,</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>-Rita</x-tad-smaller>
 
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<x-tad-smaller>Rita Jack</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>Water Sentinels Project, Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter</x-tad-smaller>
<x-tad-smaller>tel:  517-484-2372</x-tad-smaller>
 
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Christopher B. Bedford
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#6543 Hancock Road
Montague, MI 49437
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The Sweetwater Local Foods Market is Michigan's FIRST Farmers Market to exclusively sell humanely raised animal products and chemical-free/Certified Organic fruits and vegetables. The 2006 Market Season begins on Saturday, June 3rd at a new location.

The market is located In the overflow parking lot of Great Lakes Downs at the corner of Ellis and Harvey Roads - 1/4 mile down from the new Meijers on Harvey near the Lake Shore Mall.