Wood Preservatives Lawsuit
Beyond Pesticides Sues EPA to Ban Arsenic and Dioxin-Laden Wood Preservatives - On December 10, 2002, a lawsuit was filed in federal court by a national labor union, environmental groups and a victim family to stop the use of arsenic and dioxin-laden wood preservatives, which are used to treat lumber, utility poles and railroad ties. The litigation charges that the chemicals, known carcinogenic agents, hurt utility workers exposed to treated poles, children playing near treated structures, and the environment, and cites the availability of alternatives.
- Federal Court Dismisses Toxic Wood Lawsuit (4/4/05)
- EPA and Beyond Pesticides Ask Court to Proceed on Wood Preservatives (2/18/04)
- Judge Denies Right to Sue EPA for Delay on Hazardous Wood Preservatives (1/29/04) See also the Judge's decision.
- Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction, Case Continues (6/26/03)
- Lawsuit Update Memo (6/6/03)
- Beyond Pesticides Press Release (12/10/02)
- Communication Workers of America Press Release (12/10/02)
- Preliminary Injunction (12/10/02)
- Complaint (12/10/02)
- Petitions: RCRA Disposal (7/22/02); CCA and Penta (12/20/01); Creosote (2/26/02)
- Comments to EPA on the Proposed Cancellation of Certain Uses of CCA (3/22/02)