DC Attorney General Sues Chemical Manufacturer over Insecticide

The Attorney General for DC, Karl Racine, announced a suit against chemical manufacturer Velsicol. The suit alleges that the company violated environmental laws “for decades” by using a pesticide called chlordane, which is used to control insect populations. The complaint states that Velsicol knew as early as 1959 that the chemical could cause negative health impacts including birth defects and cancer.