Major timber companies have been spraying millions of pounds of herbicide on their private forestland in Oregon. But many residents suspect chemicals are being carried on the wind, prompting health concerns.
Timber companies in Oregon spray their forests with chemicals to prevent plant growth. The practice was banned decades ago in the state’s national forests. CIR and Living on Earth’s Ingrid Lobet reports on the practice and the residents who are worried that the chemicals are affecting their health.
Explosives expert William Hakim of the Oregon State Police thought the device was merely a hoax. But that mistake on a December day in 2008 would become a tragedy no amount of money in homeland security grants could prevent.