The Phase Out of CCA in the United States

IRG/WP 02-50194

J D Schert

In mid-February, 2002 the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Christine Todd Whitman, announced that the US treated wood industry will have until the end of December 2003 to end residential uses for Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA). Industrial uses of CCA will still be allowed after the December 2003 date. This paper explores the events that led up to the announcement by the US EPA Administrator.

Keywords: CCA Treated Wood, phase out, soil contamination, newspaper coverage

Conference: 02-05-12/17 Cardiff, Wales, UK

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