Laurel farm to pay $25,000 to EPA in pesticide settlement

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C&S Farms, Inc. of Laurel, DE agreed to pay a $25,000 penalty as part of a settlement over alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act related to pesticide safety requirements for agricultural workers.

the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement on Monday.

EPA cited C&S for allegedly failing to comply with the act’s agriculture Worker Protection Standard which requires the display of pesticide and safety information for agricultural workers and for allegedly failing to provide decontamination supplies to employees who worked in pesticide-treated areas.

The act is designed to protect both the public and workers from harmful pesticide exposure and injuries.

The Worker Protection Standards offers occupational protection to more than two million agricultural workers and pesticide handlers who work at more than 600,000 agricultural establishments, an EPA release stated.

C&S Farms did not admit liability for the alleged violation.

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