Study finds only trace pesticides in ND rivers

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says a statewide study has found only minimal amounts of pesticides in North Dakota's rivers and streams.

Goehring says the fact that officials found only trace amounts of nine commonly used products shows that regulations and enforcement are proving effective.

The study was done by the state Health Department and the U.S. Geological Survey. Officials took water samples from 33 sites from April through October last year and sent them to a lab in Oregon for testing.