"Documents Show Pilot Failed To Disclose Herbicides Used On Timberland"

"The helicopter pilot at the center of an aerial herbicide-spraying controversy in Southern Oregon applied a far wider variety of toxic chemicals than what he originally reported, according to newly released documents.

Those documents are part of an Oregon Department of Agriculture investigation that will be the subject of a media briefing Tuesday.

The investigation was launched last fall after ten families complained that Pacific Air Research and its helicopter pilot, Steve Owen, had allowed chemicals meant to kill vegetation at a nearby logging clearcut to reach their homesites in the nearby community of Cedar Valley. "

Jefferson Public Radio/EarthFix had the story April 7, 2014.

Source: Jefferson Public Radio, 04/08/2014