EPA Faces Criticism Over New Pesticide Measures

Law360, New York (May 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued final new measures for soil fumigant pesticides that will allegedly reduce exposure to bystanders and increase overall safety, but they have already been criticized as a watering down of the agency's original proposal.

The new measures, which will be implemented starting in the 2010 and 2011 growing seasons, include expanding the buffer zones around fumigated fields, enforcing posting requirements, adding measures to protect agricultural workers and strengthening training programs, among other practices.

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