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Re: Road Kill

Other than constructing passageways under roadways, there is not much beyond expensive fencing etc. to discourage the unfortunate.
Regarding disposal, have they not considered composting the roadkill? A compost facility in Austin accepts roadkill and deceased farm animals for a fee. They have processed a cow in 4 days, using everything but the M-O-O-O!
Good Luck,
Brian Noble
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
Small Business and Environmental Assistance
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX  78711-3087
Fax: 512-239-6763
>>> Robert Pojasek <rpojasek@sprynet.com> 02/21/02 05:21PM >>>
I am preparing a pollution prevention plan for a local government to
satisfy a SEP issued by the US EPA.  The town has been told by the state
that it must have road kill incinerated.  It does not permit burial and the
state does not let municipal incinerators burn carcasses.  The annual cost
to the town is in excess of $30,000.  Because the State has lowered
payments to the town in this fiscal year due to declining tax revenues,
they just laid off a dispatcher at the police department.  Savings of this
money would allow them to re-institute this important position.  I know
that the National Laboratories all have programs to prevent road kill with
signage, lighting, fencing and other devices.  Is anyone familiar with any
studies aimed at preventing general road kill?  There is a restaurant at
Moosehead Lake called the "Road Kill Cafe."  Most of the people that go in
there only buy the tee shirts but do not enjoy eating there!  But then,
this is not really prevention.

Any ideas?


Dr. Robert B. Pojasek
Pojasek & Associates
PO Box 1333
E. Arlington, MA 02474-0071
(v) 781-641-2422
(f)  781-465-6006