N.C. Pesticide Board announces Yadkin case settlement

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RALEIGH — When the N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the settlement agreements for individuals a Jonesville case was included in those penalties given.

Penalties were assessed for instances of pesticide drift, sale and purchase of restricted-use pesticides, worker protection violations and for applying pesticides without a valid pesticide license.

James W. Cockrell, an aerial applicator and pilot for Air Assault Agricultural Aviation in Jonesville, agreed to pay $1,400 for applying a pesticide in a manner where it comes in contact with workers or others, either directly or through drift. N.C. law states no person should apply pesticides under such conditions that drift from pesticide particles or vapors result in adverse effects.

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