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Power Pole Chemical Sparks Concerns in New Jersey (NBC 4 NY, 5/6/2019)
A chemical called 'extremely toxic' by the EPA is popping up in a number of New Jersey neighborhoods as a wood preservative used to treat power poles. Brian Thompson reports.
PSE&G PROPOSED PLAN
- Please click here for the PSE&G FAQ for the Utility Infrastructure Upgrades in Cranford
- PSE&G 69KV Statewide Initiative Website
- PSE&G 69KV Initiative for Cranford
- Full PJM Proposal – Includes other towns
- Who is PJM? PJM Interconnection (PJM) is the regional transmission organization responsible for planning the transmission system in all or parts of 13 states.
- Is this plan for Cranford listed as A REQUIRED project or A SUPPLEMENTAL PROJECT (as per the slides below) BY PJM?
- As per PJM, "These [supplemental] projects are used as inputs to RTEP models, but are not required for reliability, economic efficiency or operational performance criteria, as determined by PJM." Click to read more from PJM.
- PJM Proposal for Cranford (see graphics below)
- Definitions & Terminology
- Archive of Formal Resident Communications from PSE&G
- Chemicals Used to Treat the Wood Poles (links to information and studies relating to the various harms these poles impose)
- Penta: https://libfre.com/what-the-experts-say/
- Penta: EPA's Cancer Assessment on Penta; Likely to be carcinogenic to humans
- Penta: EPA's 288 page Toxicology Report on PCP including years of documented studies and HUMAN mortality rates
- Penta: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC.gov site); Carcinogenic to humans
- Penta: CDC Fact Sheet on Pentachlorophenol
- Penta: Pentachlorophenol Contamination of Private Drinking Water From Treated Utility Poles (American Journal of Public Health)
- Penta: EPA set a max contamination level of 1 ppb (ONE PART PER BILLION)
- Creosote (tar): CDC's Public Health Statement on Creosote (also read section 1.3)
- Diesel Fuel: Diesel Fuel as a Carcinogenic: WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer's validation
- U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Chimes In Against Use Of Penta On Utility Poles
- PSE&G SURPRISES TOWN and erects 90 foot pole WITHOUT NOTIFYING CITIZENS.
- Sites on EMFs