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DuPont’s Herbicide Goes Rogue: Weed killer is tree killer

By Jim Hightower
Common Dreams

In the corporate world’s tortured language, workers are no longer fired. They just experience an “employment adjustment.” But the most twisted euphemism I’ve heard in a long time comes from DuPont: “We are investigating the reports of these unfavorable tree symptoms,” the pesticide maker recently stated.

How unfavorable? Finito, flat-lined, the tree is dead. Not just one tree, but hundreds of thousands all across the country are suffering the final “symptom.”

The culprit turns out to be Imprelis, a DuPont weed-killer widely applied to lawns, golf courses, and — ironically — cemeteries.

Rather than just poisoning dandelions and other weeds, the herbicide also seems to be causing spruces, pines, willows, poplars, and other unintended victims to croak.

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EPA bans DuPont’s tree-killer, Imprelis

By US Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA today issued an order to E.I. DuPont de Nemours (DuPont) directing the company to immediately halt the sale, use or distribution of Imprelis, an herbicide marketed to control weeds, vines and certain grasses in recreational areas such as golf courses and commercial properties such as sod farms. The order follows EPA’s investigation into why a large number of evergreens and other trees have been harmed following the use of the herbicide.

Background Info: New lawn chemical chief suspect in mysterious tree deaths

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