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Petition Asks Town to Stop Spraying Weeds With Roundup

As of Wednesday, 67 residents had signed the petition to stop the use of Roundup.

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Wilmington residents concerned about the environmental impact of a weed killing chemical have turned to an online petition to ask the town to stop spraying the substance.

An online petition on the website MoveOn.org says that the town is spraying a substance called Roundup as a way to keep weeds from growing in Wilmington neighborhoods.

There are currently 67 "signatures" on the online petition, which aims to gain 100 supporters through the website.

"I woke up yesterday morning to find out my lovely organic garden had been contaminated by the spraying of Roundup in the early morning hours," petition creator Allison Brooks wrote. "I am no longer willing to wait for the world to stop and see what is going on, I am going to help spread the word and make my town a safer place for all our children and grandchildren."

To view the petition, which supporters say will be sent to Town Manager Jeff Hull and Department of Public Works Director Michael Woods, visit this MoveOn.org page.
webmom June 19, 2014 at 08:36 AM
I have a question..I don't receive the weekly newspaper, was there an official notification that there was going to be spraying done with Roundup? Is that something that is publicized for residents? Also..I urge residents to visit the weekly Farmers Markets in their towns...eat local organic vegetables that are not sprayed with Roundup, ask the farmer what they do for pest control management. It's much better than buying some vegetables that are covered in pesticides at your regular store. You don't know where it comes from or what has been done to it before it got there.
karen whitaker June 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Has anyone ever read the book called "Silent Spring"? If not you probably should. I know we've come a long way since this book was published but after reading about the Round Up Spray I'd think twice about broadcast spraying.

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