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Feinstein calls for EPA to reconsider pesticide

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its approval of a cancer-causing chemical used by farmers in other states to kill soil-bound pests. Feinstein said in a letter last month to the EPA that scientific evidence presented during methyl iodide's California registration shows federal regulators may have allowed the compound to be used at dangerous level.

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