Fire fight

Mernit, Judith Lewis
June 2011
High Country News;6/13/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 10, p3
The article presents the study of the U.S. Forest Service regarding the use of fire retardants to stop wildfires in the U.S. The study recommends rules to pilots from avoiding dropping chemicals within 300 feet of water. It recommends to monitor spills and improper use of retardants and urges the presence of wildlife agencies when mishaps will occur. It also mentions that the main objective of the study was to measure the environmental effects of fire retardants.


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