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CCA

chromated copper arsenate; a pesticide that is forced into wood under high pressure to protect it from termites,other wood-boring insects,and decay caused by fungus.

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As America's leader in partnership corrections, CCA offers partners flexible solutions to their corrections challenges.
Make sure you're grounded before you open the test set's components and handle the CCAs.
The procedure involved taking hand-washing samples of 66 children from eight CCA playgrounds and 64 children from eight non-CCA playgrounds.
The standards for all retail health care clinic members of the CCA are:
CCA 200344008 is identical to Sutherland, except that the C corporation in Sutherland provided the aircraft for employee use, while the S corporation in the CCA provided the aircraft to shareholders and employees.
Several relatively nontoxic wood preservatives are already available, and they repel rot and bugs about as well as CCA does, notes Jim Jones, director of EPA'S Office of Pesticide Programs in Arlington, Va.
The team reports that although playing on treated structures increases the amount of arsenic on children's hands, washing the children's hands after playing may be enough to avoid the health risks associated with CCA.
The memo, signed by Director or OSWER Robert Springer and Office of Pesticide Programs Chief Jim Jones, says that the original exemption for CCA wood from being characterized as a hazardous waste dates from 1980 and is only for those who "utilized the arsenic-treated wood and wood product for these materials' intended end use.
Under the terms of the settlement, in consideration for the IRS's final determinations with respect to the 1997 tax year, CCA will pay approximately $54 million in cash to satisfy federal and state taxes and interest, substantially all of which will be paid during the fourth quarter of 2002.
But the Environmental Working Group claims that new data suggest there is a more serious risk of cancers such as bladder and lung cancer associated with CCA.