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Increased aerial spraying for mosquitoes tied to groundwater treatment rules
The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 7, 2012 | By Cynthia H. Craft

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: regulations

1 posted on 07/07/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Easiest thing in the world to do is catch a bunch of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus and set them loose in/around/on/under/near the federal courthouses where the judges hang out.

End of story.

Oh, yeah, one more thing ~ were there any professional entomologists on the case?

2 posted on 07/07/2012 6:29:14 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Relocate Sacramento ‘sketters to Afghanistan. Can’t tell them apart from drones.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 6:41:01 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bring DDT back! It didn’t kill us from the 50s. And it works.


4 posted on 07/07/2012 6:52:21 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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***Bring DDT back! It didn’t 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.


5 posted on 07/07/2012 7:56:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
YES! We used to ride our 24" Schwinn bikes behind the DDT spray/fan trucks and revel in that white cloud. HA! That was 1956-58, and we're still here and doing just fine, in our 60s! BRING BACK DDT!
6 posted on 07/07/2012 8:12:11 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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