MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising homeowners not to compost grass clippings from lawns treated with Imprelis herbicide from DuPont or use the clippings as mulch around trees and gardens.READ MORE: Jason DeRusha Announces Transition To New Role At WCCO-TV
The department and officials in other states began receiving reports in June liking the use of the herbicide with damage to coniferous tress, particularly some species of pine and spruce.
The Environmental Protection Agency ordered DuPont to stop selling and distributing the herbicide a week after the company voluntarily suspended its sale on Aug. 4. The company plans a refund program.READ MORE: With Anti-Asian Hate On The Rise, School Program Focuses On Mental Health For AAPI Youth
At least five lawsuits have been filed in Minnesota over the herbicide.
Imprelis was primarily used by lawn care companies for controlling broadleaf weeds.MORE NEWS: Next Weather: Warmer Tuesday, Rainy Wednesday
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