Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Toxic Herbicide Spraying of Newfoundland's Highways - Call in with your concerns!

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please be advised that weather permitting Newfoundland and Labrador
Vegetation Control will commence an Herbicide Spray Program starting
October 3-31, 2011.

o Route 100 Argentia access Road to Trans Canada Highway
o Route 92 North Hr. Intersection to Branch
o Route 100 South of Pointe Verde to South of Ship Cove

The products that will be used in this spray program are 
Tordon 101 Reg#9007
Garlon XRT, PCP # 28945

Any questions or concerns please contact NLVC Office @ (709) 673-5898,
8am – 5 pm Monday to Friday, or Fax us @ (709) 673-5899, or Pesticide
Control Section @ 1 800 563-6181.

How does this affect you?
Do you travel these stretches of road?
Do you live in the area?
Do you hunt, fish or pick berries?

If so, you will be exposed to toxic herbicides.

Newfoundland is NOT clean and beautiful.



Garlon XRT uses the active ingredient triclopyr it's manufacturer is DOW.
Triclopyr is a selective herbicide used to control woody plants (e.g. blackberries) and broad-leafed weeds. Triclopyr has a similar structure and acts in a similar way to 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T.

Environmental effects
Triclopyr is toxic to fish, but breaks down rapidly in water. It persists much longer in soil. Animals should be excluded from treated areas for at least 17 days.

Tordon 101 is refered to as Agent White and is highly toxic and persistent.
http://www.agentorangecanada.com/hcb.php

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Spray woes: Province falling down on monitoring pesticides
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Government lax on cosmetic pesticide regulation: advocate
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Woman doesn't expect cosmetic pesticide ban any time soon
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The Telegram (St. John's) - 09-04-2005 - 496 words
Squires, Judie - it to do is to prohibit the cosmetic use of synthetic pesticides altogether in order to protect our citizens and the environment. Judie Squires writes from Portugal Cove-St. Philip's


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