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You know that things have gone too far when over half of an entire state will be sprayed from the air with broad-spectrum herbicide.  May 4th 2013 West Virginian newspaper, The Morgantown Dominion Post, reported that EQT Corp. ‘will use the aerial application of herbicides to help maintain the rights-of-way (ROW) for some of its gas transmission and gathering lines throughout select counties in West Virginia.’ 25 counties will be prayed from the air with two chemicals that the product manufacturers’ own product description sheets state in capital letters ‘CAUTION’ – “Avoid breathing dust or spray mist.”

DuPont Escort HP

CAUTION!

Causes eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Avoid breathing dust or spray mist.

Potential Health Effects

This section includes potential acute adverse effects which could occur if this material is not used according to the label.

Eyes: May cause: Irritation with discomfort, pain, redness, or visual impairment.

 

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Alligare Triclopyr 3 ( Product information here)

HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS:

Corrosive. Causes irreversible eye damage.

Harmful if absorbed through skin or swallowed. Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS:

Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment wash water.

Under certain conditions, oxygen depletion or loss due may result due to decomposition of dead plants, which may contribute to fish suffocation.

This chemical has properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in groundwater. The use of this chemical in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow, may result in groundwater contamination.

PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS: Combustible liquid. May release toxic fumes if burned

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If the Constitution pipeline, or any of the other proposed gas-related projects are built, this will become the norm here in New York. Nothing matters to these companies, nothing!

 


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