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Board starts Vermont utility pole treatment investigation

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state Public Service Board has started a statewide investigation into the use of a chemical to treat utility poles after advising Vermont Gas Systems not to lay pipeline near transmission lines.

Last month, Vermont Gas approached the board after discovering the possibility that soil contaminated with Pentachlorophenol, or PCP, could be disturbed by pipeline construction. The poles were treated with PCP, used as a wood preservative. The EPA has found it to be toxic.

Vermont Public Radio reports the board is opening an investigation into the use of the chemical. It has ordered companies in control of Vermont utility poles to attend a pre-hearing conference on Aug. 14 at the board's offices in Montpelier.

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