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LETTER: Wrong info on pesticide

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I recently wrote a letter to the editor, which was published on Oct. 25, 2017 regarding the pesticide azinphos methyl. The letter to the editor was based on information contained in a presentation that was presented in the provincial legislature by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on 15 Sept. 2017 titled “Briefing on fish kills.”

Part of that briefing referred to azinphos methyl as if it was still being used today. After the letter to the editor was published and following an exchange of emails with the Dept. of Agriculture and Fisheries, they admitted that the information contained in their presentation was “incomplete” and they regretted that I arrived at an incorrect conclusion based on their information.

Indeed, azinphos methyl has been banned on P.E.I. since 2002 and Canada wide since 2005. So I would like to apologize to all Islanders for posting incorrect information in my letter to the editor.

John E. Clow,

Summerside

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