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US court rules on carbofuran ban

A US court has ordered the EPA to reinstate import tolerances for the carbamate insecticide/nematicide, carbofuran. However, it has denied a challenge to the Agency’s decision not to grant a hearing on the cancellation of all carbofuran tolerances from December 31st 2009. FMC and three US grower groups sought a legal review of the EPA’s decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ( Agrow No 583, p 13).



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