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Environmental Assessment Office extends deadline for public input of MDI

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The original deadline for the public review period was slated for today, November 3, but after some technical difficulties, that date was pushed forward.

“They did extend it to November the 6th because there was a weekend during the review period where there were issues with their own website, so people couldn’t put in comments,” Environmental Manager of LP Peace Valley OSB, Lindsay Sahaydak said.

An integrated part of the OSB process is the inclusion of formaldehyde, which acts as an adhesive, helping to blend the wood and compact it into an industrial standard plank.

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Sahaydak had previously stated the company wants to replace formaldehyde with MDI, commonly known as polyurethane; an element she says will have an overall lower impact on both the manufacturing process and particulate matter.

Sahaydak says 90 per cent of the OSB industry currently uses MDI either partially or entirely.

Follow this link to submit your input to B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office.

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