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Boone Town Council hears about Fish Kill and Coal-Tar Sealant Ban Tonight

Fish Killed by Coal-Tar Based Asphalt Sealant in Hodges Creek this Summer


Please join the Watauga Riverkeeper at the Boone Town Council Meeting this Tuesday (September 21) evening at 7:00 pm to show your support for a ban on coal tar based asphalt sealants. The Watauga Riverkeeper, Donna Lisenby will be giving a presentation to the town council about coal tar based asphalt sealants and why they should be banned and we would love to have lots of people there who support the ban. The meeting will be at the Council Chambers on Blowing Rock Road.

The dangerous toxicity of coal tar based sealants was brought to our attention this summer when sealant was applied in the rain at the BB&T bank on Hwy. 105 in Boone, causing a fish kill in Hodges Creek. For more information and to see a video of the destruction please visit the Riverkeeper Blog.

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