Fines for US pesticide distributors
The US EPA is to fine three pesticide distributors operating in Washington state for importing illegal pesticides or mislabelling products. Skyline Chemical (Farmington, Washington) faces a fine of $24,960 for selling unregistered and misbranded products from an unregistered production facility. Axss USA (Greeley, Colorado) is to be fined $5,760 for importing unlabelled 2,4-D herbicide from China through the port of Seattle, Washington. Pace International (Seattle) will be fined $4,800 for a similar offence involving the potato sprout inhibitor, chlorpropham.