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May 8, 2014

DOT to replace toxic spray on Route 80

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In defending the earlier applications of Accord along state Route 80, DOT officials had said the product is approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and is used to control vegetation near the New York City watershed reservoirs. State officials also said the product is effective in eradicating knotweed and poison ivy.

DOT has described Accord XRT II as a safe product to use near water supplies, noting it is approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and is used to control vegetation near the New York City watershed reservoirs. DOT officials have described the product as effective in eradicating knotweed and poison ivy.

Two years ago, Katz was advised in a letter from a regional DOT official, Jack Williams, that the use of Accord XRT II along the Route 80 corridor presented an “acceptable risk, based on the application method and best practices.”

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