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RE: Reuse of wood from demolition

Reuse is what we all should strive for... BUT know what you getting.  Be
careful of treated wood products they can contain metals or
pentachlorophenol treated wood can contain hexachlorobenzene or dioxin
at very  high levels.  Stay tuned for a nasty story coming out in the
near future.

Tim Tuominen
Pollution Prevention Chemist
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
2626 Courtland Street
Duluth, MN 55806
Ph. (218) 722-3336 ext 324
Fax (218) 727-7471
Email tim.tuominen@wlssd.duluth.mn.us 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Griffith [mailto:newmoa@tiac.net]
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 1998 10:07 AM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Reuse of wood from demolition


I have had a request for information on successful examples of
micro-enterprise businesses or non-profits (e.g. schools) that use wood
waste from construction and demolition sites to make marketable products
urban areas.

I know that reuse of wood from the demolition of old barns and factories
becoming big business, but this person is looking for examples of
small-scale projects that don't necessarily involve "old" wood.

Thank you for your assistance!

Jennifer Griffith,
129 Portland Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA  02114
(617) 367-8558, ext. 303
(617) 367-0449 (FAX)