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Coal Tar Ban Effectively Removes Toxic Chemicals from Environment

Date Released: 
Tue, 09/09/2014

Coal Tar Ban Effectively Removes Toxic Chemicals from Environment

CONTACT: Donna Henry (DDOE) 202.299.3338; donna.henry@dc.gov

Washington, DC – The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) announced today that 436,271 square feet of coal tar pavement sealant have been remediated from 13 privately-owned parking lots as a result of its enforcement actions under the District’s ban on coal tar pavement products.

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