EU to review agchem controls in ground water
The European Commission has launched a consultation in preparation for its first review of controls on pesticide residues in ground water. The review includes Annex I of the EU ground water Directive (2006/118), which sets maximum levels of 0.1 µg/litre for individual pesticide active ingredients and 0.5 µg/litre for the total of all ais detected, including metabolites (Agrow No 510, p 7). A review of the legislation is required every six years. The consultation is open until October 22nd.