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State asks insect control officials for pesticides details

April 12, 2018

BRANDON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont state regulators are asking officials in Brandon to clarify how they plan to use pesticides to counter a scourge of mosquitoes in the area.

The inquest comes after concerns from residents over possible negative impacts from spraying pesticides. The Rutland Herald reports state Department of Environmental Conservation official Misha Cetner said Wednesday that he asked Brandon-area insect control district officials to clarify how they will use pesticides that are expected to end up in state waters.

Cetner is in the process of writing a new permit that will allow the district to discharge pesticides to the state’s surface waters. This is being challenged by the Environmental Law Clinic, which is asking the state to deny the permit amid concerns over pesticides used against adult mosquitoes.

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Information from: Rutland Herald, http://www.rutlandherald.com/

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