State fines company over Curry County herbicides

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The state Tuesday fined a southern Oregon helicopter company for providing false and misleading information during the investigation into complaints that herbicides meant for timberlands in Curry County fell over nearby residents, making some of them sick. The Oregon Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that […]

Report: Timber helicopter ‘likely’ sprayed herbicide on homes

By Jeff Barnard / The Associated Press Published Apr 9, 2014 at 01:13AM GRANTS PASS — A state investigation has determined that a helicopter hired to spray herbicide on some commercial timberlands in southwestern Oregon “more than likely” allowed some to fall over people’s homes as it flew by. But the results released Tuesday by […]

Report: Herbicides increased around Triangle Lake – Bend Bulletin

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An analysis of documents from the state shows that private timber companies in the years 2009-2011 used an increasing amount of herbicides on private forests in rural Lane County — an area that is the focus of a state and federal investigation of residents’ health complaints related to the toxins. Beyond […]

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