Coal tar residues that can contaminate stormwater ponds are becoming a thing of the past thanks to voluntary phase-outs from Minnesota business leaders like Eagan-based Jet-Black International. Jet-Black is receiving recognition from Governor Dayton for their pollution prevention efforts.
Voluntary phase-outs of coal tar-based sealers in Minnesota started more than a decade ago when major retailers started taking them off the shelf. The MPCA is encouraging retailers, commercial applicators, and product suppliers to continue pollution prevention efforts and phase out coal tar-based sealers in favor of asphalt-based sealers which contain much lower levels of chemicals of concern. Jet-Black has done this voluntarily and is being recognized for their pollution prevention efforts.
WHEN: Tuesday June 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. Remarks at 10:30 a.m.
Full press release to come out the morning of June 12.
WHO: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner John Linc Stine
Eagan based Jet-Black International CEO Andy Hoiland and CFO Nick Kelso
WHERE: Newly sealed driveway at home in south Maplewood,
790 New Century Blvd. S, Maplewood (7 miles from downtown St. Paul)
Jet Black equipment will also be on-site for video and photos.