Costly Clean-up of Coal Tar in Minnesota
Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Burnsville, Golden Valley, White Bear Lake and Maple Grove have all filed identical suits against the companies they claim should pay for the costly cleanup of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that have polluted numerous storm water ponds and waterways in the southwestern suburbs. The refined coal tar products, made from raw or crude coal tar, contain between 15 and 30 percent PAHs by weight. According to the US Geological S
Seven cities suing over coal tar pollution.
A group of Minnesota cities is suing several large chemical refiners over the contamination of hundreds of ponds caused by coal tar sealant sprayed on parking lots, driveways and playgrounds. BURNSVILLE, Minn. (Iris Perez, FOX 9, 1/02/2019) A lawsuit filed by seven Minnesota suburbs alleges seven manufacturers knowingly contributed to the contamination of hundreds, if not thousands, of state stormwater ponds by way of coal tar. Coal tar, a common pavement sealant, contains h