Re: NANFA-- Above ground pond

Irate Mormon (
Fri, 26 Mar 2004 12:07:51 -0500

Quoting Richard Rego <>:

> Hello All,
> While researching some information a couple of years back in regards to
> using pressure-treated timber in the construction of raised-bed vegetable
> gardens, a study (I believe done in Arizona) showed that over a period of
> years, the chemicals used in the preservative only migrated less than 1/2 an
> inch into the soil that was contacting the pressure-treated surfaces.
> The bottom-line was that they found the migration/contamination to be of
> little significance, as the natural chemical and biological make-up of the
> soil would actually breakdown some of the chemicals into harmless compounds.

This could get political really fast. All I am going to say is what the EPA
says on their own website, and leave it at that:

"Although the Agency has not concluded that there is unreasonable risk to the
public from these products, we do believe that any reduction in exposure to
arsenic is desirable."

--Irate - charter member of DNRC

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no law, no court can save it."
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