Skip to comments.Increased aerial spraying for mosquitoes tied to groundwater treatment rules
Posted on 07/07/2012 6:03:42 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The stepped-up aerial pesticide sprayings are an unintended consequence of a federal court ruling that forces ground pesticide use by mosquito control districts to fall under the permit requirements of the federal Clean Water Act.
Specifically, mosquito district officials say, meeting the Clean Water Act requirements for groundwater treatments means more paperwork and administrative duties for ground technicians treating larval pools.
That, in turn, leads to another unintended consequence of the new Clean Water Act rules: Airborne pesticides may drift over broader geographical areas. Not to mention, say mosquito control district officials, an increased likelihood that West Nile virus may spread to humans in a big way this season.
The pesticides used by the mosquito control districts were first subject to the Clean Water Act permit requirements this year, following a ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the chemicals should be considered potentially harmful to waterways.
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Oh, yeah, one more thing ~ were there any professional entomologists on the case?
Relocate Sacramento ‘sketters to Afghanistan. Can’t tell them apart from drones.
Bring DDT back! It didn’t kill us from the 50s. And it works.
***Bring DDT back! It didnt kill us from the 50s. And it works.***
We kids loved it when the DDT spray truck came by when we lived on the Animas River in Farmington NM. We would run into the spray and be covered with cool DDT. That was 1956.