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EPA History: DDT (dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane)

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Reports, Articles and Press Releases

  • Consolidated DDT Hearing: Hearing Examiner Edmund M. Sweeney's Findings, Conclusions and Orders, issued April 25, 1972
    To find the five items below in the archive, search for "1972 Consolidated DDT Hearing"
    • Title page, contents, and Section D, Conclusions of Law
    • Section A, Statement of the Case
    • Section B, Discussion
    • Section C, Findings of Fact
    • Section E, Opinion
  • June 30, 1972 Opinion and Order of Administrator Ruckelshaus concerning the registrations of products concerning DDT

  • DDT Ban Takes Effect
    [EPA press release - December 31, 1972]

  • DDT Regulatory History: A Brief Survey (to 1975)
    [EPA report, July 1975]

  • New DDT Report Confirms Data Supporting 1972 Ban, Finds Situation Improving
    [EPA press release - August 11, 1975]

  • Olin Agrees to Clean Up DDT in Triana, Alabama Area
    [EPA press release - April 21, 1983]

  • DDT: A Review of Scientific and Economic Aspects of the Decision to Ban its Use as a Pesticide
    (July 1975; Prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations)

  • Pesticides and Public Health
    from The Guardian: EPA's Formative Years

  • Eagles, Other Birds Thrive After EPA's 1972 DDT Ban

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