DuPont has told the federal government it will stop the sales of a herbicide that has been blamed for damaging trees around the country, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. The chemical manufacturer notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is examining background studies conducted on the new weed killer, called Imprelis. The EPA is also looking at warnings and label directions on the product.
Imprelis, which was used primarily by lawn care companies, landscapers and golf superintendents, is now the subject of several lawsuits. It was approved for use in all U.S. states except California and New York.