Wayne ASS-phalting back again early morn. can't they get it done the first
time, nasty, nasty petro, tar stink in road next to my veggie, herb patch.....
Did you know asphalt is one of the most commonly 'spilled' petroleum products in the US??
Asphalt used on roads and in water pipes is supposedly used in a manner which binds most of the harmful
compounds together as part of a tough, cement-like solid. In layman's terms, the good news is that the many harmful compounds typically found in asphalt are presumably bound in place fairly tightly in many roadway and other controlled uses. The bad news is that some of these harmful compounds may not always be as firmly and as universally "locked in place" as some have assumed
Hazards include inhalation of compounds in heated or fresh asphalt as well as ingestion of PAHs entering the food chain as the result of breakdown of asphalt. Finished waters from various treatment sites are transported to consumers through a variety of pipelines.