Petition to Stop Glyphosate treatment across from Town Beach and Dog Park

Jul 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story, Water
A picture of the offending water lilies in the Moodus Reservoir. (contributed photo)

A picture of the offending water lilies in the Moodus Reservoir. (contributed photo)

The petition against an upcoming herbicide treatment in the Moodus Reservoir has garnered over 130 signatures in about 24 hours. Whether it’s signing the petition, commenting on Facebook or Patch, residents are making their voices heard on the issue.

For more on this story, visit: Petition Against Herbicide Treatment Gains Momentum; Town Officials Take Notice – Around Town – The Haddams-Killingworth, CT Patch.

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According to the EPA, “Glyphosate has the potential to cause…kidney damage, reproductive effects” AND the “EPA has found glyphosate to potentially cause… congestion of the lungs; increased breathing rate.” Not sure I would want to take the chance, regardless of the EPA “approved” exposure amounts, with my kids drinking in the reservoir water while swimming with this stuff floating around.

For more on this story, visit: Petition to Stop Glyphosate on the Moodus Reservoir – Speak Out – The Haddams-Killingworth, CT Patch.

For previous coverage: visit http://environmentalheadlines.com/ct/2013/07/09/deep-oks-herbicide-treatment-in-lower-moodus-reservoir-huh for how the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection approved chemical treatment for the removal of water lilies from this reservoir.

 

 

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