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Composting Council Calls For Moratorium on Persistent Herbicides.

August 1, 2012

The US Composting Council is calling on the EPA to initiate a Special Review Process for a class of persistent herbicides damaging tomatoes, peas, and other garden plants as a result of contaminated compost.  “Manufacturers like Dow and DuPont have to do rigorous testing of chemicals to demonstrate that toxicity, carcinogenicity and other risks are acceptable before EPA will approve their use,” explained Michael Virga, USCC Executive Director. “We need to add compostability to that list.”
Message to EPA: Time to Stop Peristent Herbicides
Full text of Persistent Herbicide News Release
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