This week in history: 50 years ago


JULY 9, 1969: After hearing a memorandum from Dr. WF Baldwin of the Biology and Health Physics division at CRNL, Deep River council voted unanimously to purchase “Malthane” for fly control spraying and to discontinue the use of DDT.

The town’s supply of DDT is exhausted and subsequent spraying this year will be with the new formulation.

Evening and early morning, stated Dr. Baldwin, are the ideal spraying times and fogging with “Malthane” should be carried out at these times.


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