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EPA Files Complaint Against Nevada Onion

Workers Exposed to Pesticides Sustained Significant Injuries

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint against Nevada Onion, an agricultural establishment, for the improper and unsafe use of registered pesticides, a violation of federal pesticide law. The EPA is seeking up to $70,400 in civil penalties from Nevada Onion for 64 violations of the federal Worker Protection Standard.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture discovered the violations during an August 2007 inspection. The inspection was initiated in response to reports of field workers seeking medical attention for significant injuries, allegedly resulting from pesticide exposure.

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Published on Jul-1-08


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