January 1, 2011

The Selling of Indulgence

Polihale, Kauai Hawaii

Where have the toads gone? Where are the whales this year? There used to be a tree of egrets at roost by the river mouth, now they're gone. Where? The dolphin pod that inhabits Kauai's west side waters are swimming further off-shore. Why? People are getting sick. How? Ask a doctor on Kauai's westside if you'd like to see what a prune looks like. Hypocritical oath, or a communities cognitive dissonance? Drive west on the island of Kauai and understand what has occurred. Especially after heavy rains.

The following pesticides are being applied to ag lands at Polihale.
  • Aatrex Nine - O: Restricted Use Pesticide - "ground and surface water concerns (1)."
  • Dual II Magnum: Restricted Use Pesticide - "potential to leach through soil into ground water under certain conditions and agricultural use..." "Use of this chemical in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the water table is shallow may result in ground water contamination." "potential to contaminate surface water through ground spray drift, potential for runoff into surface water for several months post-application." " These include poorly drained or wet soils with readily visible slopes toward adjacent surface waters, frequently flooded areas... areas with field canals or ditches that drain to surface water (2)."
  • Harness: Restricted Use Pesticide - "ground and surface water concerns (3)."
  • Perm-Up 3.2 : Restricted Use Pesticide - "due to toxicity to Fish and Aquatic Organisms (4)."
  • EC / Prowl H20: Restricted Use Pesticide - "This product is toxic to fish. DO NOT apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present...," "Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in adjacent aquatic sites (5,6)."
  • Warrior II: Restricted Use Pesticide - "This product is highly toxic to fish and aquatic organisms and wildlife." "this product is highly toxic to bees..." "Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas (7)."
1. Aatrex Nine - O
2. Dual II Magnum
3. Harness Xtra
4. Perm-Up 3.2
5. Prowl EC
6. Prowl H20
7. Warrior II
8. "prune" = scared doctor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With a change in the winds dissipating the pesticide tainted run-off, the whales have finally arrived off the shores of Kauai! Does anyone care what is being done to our environment in the pursuit of profit for a few?