A month ago the Iowa Environmental Focus covered a story on the link between the herbicide Imprelis and damaged trees. Last week the Environmental Protection Agency officially ordered DuPont to halt sales of the product. Earlier in the month, Dupont independently ceased selling Imprelis indefinitely.
The EPA issued a press release on their decision:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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 that has been reported to be harming a large number of trees, including Norway spruce and white pine. Continue reading