Mike discusses what you should do if you discover dangerous treated wood in your landscape.
Railroad ties, usually treated with chemicals such as creosote; Coal ash and cinder containing lead and arsenic; Spilled or leaked liquids such as oil, gasoline , .
These treated wood products are used in outdoor settings such as in railroad ties and utility poles. EPA is currently reevaluating all pesticides, including creosote .
For your next decking project consider using the 7 in. x 9 in. x 8 ft. Used Creosote –Treated Railroad Tie. This used tie works great for nonstructural earth retaining .
In 1919 RTA was formed as the National Association of Railroad Tie. . Contact end users of the crossties (treating plants and railroads) in your area prior to .