In an apparent effort to control mosquito populations following Hurricane Harvey, the Pentagon has announced that they plan to spray 6 million acres across Eastern Texas.
The Pentagon said that it had dispatched C-130H Sprayers from the Air Force Reserve’s 910th Airlift Wing in order to “assist with recovery efforts in the area.”
Work has already started with about 1.85 million acres sprayed so far across three counties, according to Reuters
The particular chemical that is being used to control the insect populations (and douse the local residents) is a known neurotoxin called Naled which has already been banned by the European Union. Studies have also shown that Naled is linked to an increase in Autism, but not to worry, the Air Force have insisted they won’t be using large enough amounts to cause harm to humans.
Eco Watch reports:
Amid statewide efforts to clean up the aftermath…
View original post 662 more words