From the Environmental Defenders email:
D200 School Board will be accepting bids for possible approval of the application of [a $955,170] crumb rubber (a component of Synthetic or Artificial Turf) to Larry Dale Field at Woodstock High School THIS SUMMER.
What do you think about this?
Please give them your two cents at public comments of the open meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 pm at Clay Academy – 211 Grove St. Woodstock IL.
Crumb rubber infill is the down-cycling of used tires.
Due to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976, this material is not subject to consumer products safety scrutiny and has special dispensation by the EPA.
Use of this product is banned in Italy, Norway, Sweden as well as New York City and Los Angeles, CA due to emerging data surrounding public health and safety concerns.
It is known to contain toxic material which may contaminate ground water.
Proximity to Kishwaukee River headwaters as well as William C. Donato Conservation Area should be notable.
For additional information, visit: www.synturf.org
Woodstock Independent article on the subject: http://www.