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Court Rejects Amvac Petition on EPA’s Fungicide Stop Sale Order

11:50 AM MDT | September 14, 2010 | KARA SISSELL

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied American Vanguard’s (Amvac; Newport Beach, CA) petition for temporary relief from a stop sale order U.S. EPA issued last month for the fungicide pentachloronitrobenzene (PNCB). However, the company says all legal avenues have not closed and that it is free to seek a preliminary injunction. Amvac says that EPA based the stop sale order on the grounds that the company did not identify trace impurities in the required “confidential statement of formula.” Amvac also says that EPA has known about...

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