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US EPA braces for atrazine review fight

Judging by recent comments submitted to the US EPA, there is not much grey area in the debate over continued use of the herbicide, atrazine, in the US. Grower groups and pesticide industry representatives contend that atrazine is a vitally important and safe crop protection tool, whereas environmental groups argue that the most commonly used herbicide in the US is an inherently dangerous chemical that should be banned . The EPA is wading through those divergent views as it finalises its work plan for the registration review of atrazine, with the aim of making a final decision by 2016.

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