DuPont Says It May Yank Controversial Herbicide

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT) -- DuPont Co. confirmed Thursday that it might pull its herbicide Imprelis from shelves in response to reports that it destroyed spruce and pine trees, as a Delaware federal judge consolidated five proposed class actions over the chemical.

Though DuPont has volunteered to cease sales of Imprelis and initiate a recall, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering whether to issue a stop-sale order to comply with the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, according to a letter that Abraham Ferdas, director of the EPA's Land and...
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