Study: Parking lots pose huge pollution threat; Austin, U.S. agency say chemicals used to seal asphalt more of risk to aquatic life than people

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2005-06-23

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Scheibal, Stephen

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Austin American-Statesman

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A new study released Wednesday by Austin officials and the U.S. Geological Survey blames a common chemical for significantly more pollution, particularly in waterways, than was previously believed. Such a finding could have implications not only for Austin's efforts to protect its creeks and streams, but for anyone, anywhere, who walks or plays on a parking lot.

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