EPA to review strawberry fumigant report

LOS ANGELES The agency's action follows a request by Sen. Feinstein that the EPA reconsider its approval of the compound, methyl iodide, which the agency sanctioned for use in most of the country in 2007.

In April, California regulators opted to put the compound through their own registration process and gave it tentative approval.

Meanwhile, state Sen. Dean Florez (D-Fresno), has introduced a provision into state budget negotiations that would postpone methyl iodide's registration by a year and require further review.

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