The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY - otsego county news, delaware county news, oneonta news, oneonta sports

Breaking News

Local News

May 6, 2014

DOT backs off toxic spraying near Otsego Lake

(Continued)

In defending the earlier applications of Accord along state Route 80, DOT officials had said the product is approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and is used to control vegetation near the New York City watershed reservoirs. State officials also said the product is effective in eradicating knotweed and poison ivy.

DOT has described Accord XRT II as a safe product to use near water supplies, noting it is approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and is used to control vegetation near the New York City watershed reservoirs. DOT officials have described the product as effective in eradicating knotweed and poison ivy.

Two years ago, Katz was advised in a letter from a regional DOT official, Jack Williams, that the use of Accord XRT II along the Route 80 corridor presented an “acceptable risk, based on the application method and best practices.”

Text Only
Local News

Additional Content
Join the Debate
Helium
Additional Resources
CNHI News Service
Poll

Is Israel justified to conduct its military campaign against the Hamas in Gaza?

Yes
No
Undecided/no opinion
     View Results