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Boone Fish Kill July 17, 2010

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Published on Jul 18, 2010

Runoff of coal tar based asphalt sealant from the BB & T Bank parking lot on Highway 105 in Boone, NC killed every living thing in more than 1.5 miles of creek all the way down to the Boone mall. A contractor failed to prevent toxic asphalt sealant from entering a Watauga County creek during a rainfall event. Neither BB & T nor the contractor reported the event or did anything to clean it up. The material data safety sheet (MSDS) for Asphalt Based Pavement Sealer says, "SECTION VII -- SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
SARA TITLE III: #302: No #304 CERCLA: No #313: No Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Ventilate the area. Wear approved respiratory protection. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye/face protection. Coal Tar Driveway Sealer is a marine pollutant and should be placarded as such when transported in bulk over sea or large bodies of water. Coal Tar Driveway Sealer will harm waterlife and should be prevented from entering any body of water. Dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations."

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