Posted: Aug 10, 2010 10:20 AM by Ariel Wesler
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 8:56 PM
California Senator Dianne Feinstein is speaking out against the proposed pesticide methyl iodide. She's asking the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its approval of the pesticide, which some say is known to cause cancer. It's a chemical widely used by farmers in other states to kill pests in the soil.
Feinstein said in a letter to the EPA last month that scientific evidence presented during methyl iodide's California registration shows federal regulators may have allowed the compound to be used at dangerous levels.
The EPA approved methyl iodide for use in most of the country in 2007. We'll speak to one of the largest strawberry growers in Santa Maria. Tune into KSBY News at 5 and 6 for more on this story.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties