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Regulators OK herbicide plan for Adirondack lake

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York regulators say an Adirondack town can use a chemical herbicide to kill aquatic weeds, despite concern among critics about harm to other plants.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the Adirondack Park Agency approved the town of Chester's request to use the chemical triclopyr to kill Eurasian watermilfoil in Loon Lake. Its staff had recommended approval.

The Adirondack Council had argued that the chemical would harm other plants, including a threatened species, and has killed large numbers of snails in another Adirondack lake.

The APA acted on the request Friday.

Chester is in Warren County.

Information from: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/

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