15 Mar: Sweeney Measure To Ban The Use Of Creosote Clears Senate

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senator Steve Sweeney which would ban the sale or use of creosote and creosote-treated products was approved today by the full Senate by a vote of 24 to 12.

Creosote is a by-product of coal mining and manufacturing used as a wood preservative. The creosote is applied to wood through a pressure-treating process to help prevent the growth of mold and fungi, and termite and other insect damage.