Got Herbicides? The MBTA, the Turnpike, the Highway Department, DCR Urban Parks and CSX Railway plan to spray herbicides in Newton this summer.
According to the Vegetation Management Plans*, the chemical products they use are Roundup-Pro or Razor-Pro alone or in combination with Arsenal, Escort XP, Oust Extra or Oust XP.
The MBTA will spray tracks and ballast areas and the brush on the immediate perimeter sometime in late July and twice in late August, according to applicator Mark Lacombe from Northern Tree Service.
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For more information on herbicides, cancer and the Precautionary Principle, see the following resources and more at Don’t Spray ‘em. Outsmart ‘em. http://safefrompesticides.blogspot.com
– Ellie Goldberg, M.Ed., is founder of www.healthy-kids.info and former co-chair of the Green Decade’s Committee for Alternatives to Pesticides (http://greendecade.org/greencap.html).