Creosote-treated railroad ties

Creosote-treated railroad ties are pictured outside of the Georgia Renewable Power (GRP) plant in Colbert in October 2019.

The burning of creosote-treated railroad ties as a fuel source will soon come to end in Madison and Franklin counties, provided Gov. Brian Kemp puts his signature on legislation that unanimously passed both the House and Senate.

That will happen within the next 40 days and perhaps within a couple of weeks, according to the bill's primary author Rep. Alan Powell.


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